My Creative Kitchen … Welcome home.
Art isn’t just what’s on the painted canvas and bent steel bars wickedly wrapped in all kinds of crazy contortions. Artists and creatives exist and operate in diverse communities, spaces, and places.
Take for instance the magic we make in the kitchen. Simple ingredients like butter, flour, sugar, and eggs can become masterpieces in our hands. Baking is an art and a most tasty craft.
Have you ever had the pleasure of little hands smashing bananas, stirring batter, or rolling out dough? Have you ever heard the clamor, “auntie, auntie can I help? I wanna help.” from little voices dear to your heart. “Wash your hands, and get your aprons,” I always say. They scurry about getting ready – filled with excitement. And for a an hour or more, we’re together getting down in the kitchen. We often finish caked with sugary flour dust, sticky fingers, some tasty bites, and lots of giggles. It’s pure joy!
I’ve been doing it for a couple of years now – even with the littlest little who was only 2 years old. He and I made biscuits. I told him what I was doing, put the fork in his tiny, baby hand and helped him stir the dry bits. It was a mess, but it was the best mess ever – just auntie and nephew.
They’re growing fast too. Now they can read the directions and measure all by themselves and I just watch and facilitate. How’d they learn so fast? Little spongers we
A creative space welcomes all and leaves no one behind. This has been my life as of late. It has been time well spent. Job loss wasn’t as bad as I thought it was, and you can read more about that journey here. Not even the negatives in life can erase the beautiful gift of time.
I practice different art forms, and not all are the conventional arts. I write. I sing. I craft. I bake. These are the art realms in which I dabble. Unemployment
Welcome to my creative kitchen. I like all things homemade, scratch-made, handmade, hand-crafted. I love it all. Made with love. I treasure the people who invest time in the kitchen dreaming, scheming, and building perfect recipes honoring the people they love.
Here’s my homage to all things family and community. Take time to create in the kitchen. You never know where the fun will lead.
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