Thursday, March 19, 2009
hands - working
This painting is of hands kneading bread. yup, its that obvious.
We have been doing some cleaning around here. It feels good.
Actually, its not really "cleaning" as per our usual, its more "CLEANSING". Yup, we've put our home on a cleanse...(well, it is the Fast you know...)
whilst on a small vacation I woke up in a cold sweat. I imagined going home and having boxes and boxes of trashy stuff falling on my head, and being unable to move in it all. It was a little melodramatic, but the truth is our house is bursting at the seams. Our living room a shining example - what do you mean you dont have a train table, a full telescope and tripod, a yoga swing bags and bags of toys, furniture, three guitars, three computers, mountains of books and cameras in your tiny living room?
So we have started a cleansing process. Every Thursday for the last three weeks we made a trip to the recycling, thrift store and consignment store. A by-product is that we sort through and organize cupboards in search of things to purge. wow. I tell you. it feels good!
In her book "the creative family" Amanda talks first about how creativity is easier when we dont have too much stuff. Well, here's a toast to that, and to all future purging Thursdays, when we feel cleaner, healthier and happier! And have more time and space for doing things like making bread...