We met people enjoying, relishing, yea, even thriving, doing work with their hands. There’s something pleasantly appealing about people who work slowly, steadily and are rewarded with a visually stunning piece of handiwork. We met several such artisans this summer as we crossed the country. Some had small craft shops, some were simple hobbyists and… Read More American Road Trip (Part IV): Passionate handworking
Developing a taste for art is like developing a taste for broccoli. I used to receive weekly emails telling me about my baby’s stages of development. One of those emails from the “experts” told me it can take babies up to 15 tries of one food before they acquire a taste for it. Fifteen! Fortunately,… Read More The art of acquiring a taste for vegetables. . . and art
I didn’t grow up frequenting art museums. For one, there weren’t that many in our local area (various African cities). For another, if they weren’t free, I’m sure my parents weren’t going to fork over the cash for five kids to run down the halls, screaming to see how loud it would echo. Last month… Read More art museum. toddler. security guard with acute apprehension.
Many times travel takes us to family or a significant event such as a wedding, graduation or funeral. We don’t pick the location, but we go. Such was the case last month when I took my girls to Loveland, Colorado. Yes, there really is a town called Loveland. In fact, many people we dearly love… Read More The “thing to do” in Loveland