15 August 2019
That GrandPerson tried mussels for the first time this year. He loved them!
Make art about trying something for the first time.
11 July 2019
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ―
Make art about hunger.
6 June 2019
Make art about pollinators, about pollination, literal or metaphorical.
11 May 2019
Make art about spicing it up, whatever ‘it’ is 🙂
26 July 2017
The world is in so much pain right now, so much anger, so much fear. If I am not mindful, that collective despair will weigh down on my back, settle ’round my shoulders like a yoke, until it chokes me, and I am become part of the problem, rather than doing what I think I should–choosing light, choosing peace, choosing Love–doing all that I can to be a force for compassion and Love in this world. So I have to make sure that I care for myself, body and spirit. I personally seek solace in the natural world, in my garden.
It reminds me, daily, that we are made not from our successes, but from the narrative of learning embodied in failure, every lush, red tomato now the product of years on my knees, learning, lessons gifted by seeds that did not germinate, rain that did not fall, soil that wasn’t ready, woodlings that wandered in and ate the fruit, reminders of my rent being due, for sharing this space.
Reward, and humility, in equal share, mistakes and losses, the cost of carelessness, the reminder that I own no space alone in my time on this planet, reside always in the garden. But even more, for me, in that small space, dwells possibility. Even in the darkest winter months, I imagine what will come, with spring. I find solace in the garden’s persistent gift, the imagining of an unimaginable future.
Make art about where you find solace.
Putting in the winter garden, prepping so I’ll have them wonderful leafy greens even when the snow comes.
Make art about the ways we prepare for winter.