Monday, November 30, 2009
ink on my hands
Sunday was a day of settling in after a busy and full Thanksgiving weekend in NYC. Have you ever just needed to throw yourself into something you love to feel nested and home? Yesterday, as the washing machine rumbled through mountains of "vacation" laundry, we all found ourselves at the kitchen table doing our own special things that we love- together. While my daughter drew half a million pictures with a new set of markers, my son read a new library book, and my husband worked on a NY Times crossword puzzle. I hesitated for a moment (the clean laundry was starting to pile up on the couch), and then ran for my carving tools. Creating a new image to print is my favorite way to unwind these days. I love drawing freehand and then transferring it onto a block. After the meditative carving, getting my fingers covered in ink relaxes me further. Do I love my little Black Capped Chickadee? Sure, but I mostly appreciate how he mellowed and eased me into being home. Do you have a special way to transition back into your space?