I've often heard it said that creative people need to be making. I find this to be very true. Over the years, I have known myself to be healthier and more balanced when I'm making something. Anything, really.
Because as it turns out, it doesn't so much matter what the medium is. Sure, clay is often a first choice for both of us, one that holds our attention and satisfies a certain
addiction to need for productivity.
But I've also found a lot of creative enjoyment while cooking, doing carpentry, making cards, designing logos, growing vegetables, even splitting and stacking firewood. We have a potter friend who has found satisfaction in everything from wooden spoons to his current pursuit, handmade skis.
This winter, as we find ourselves 'between' pottery studios - and working diligently at finishing our very own - I've found a lot of joy in this bowl of yarn. It's been years since I knit with any regularity, but it's proving to be just the thing to satisfy a certain craving to make.
And in this season of fewer salad greens and more root veggies, it seems an appropriate re-purposing for our favorite wood-fired salad bowl. ;)