I was made to be wide-eyed all the days of my life.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


There are somethings the mop just won't pick up.

Scratches of crayons, dried coffee stains- linoleum floors attract such. They require extra attention, a closer look. Hard bristle brush.

I was thinking about manual labor today, while on my hands and knees, scrubbing the floor of a Minneapolis home. "Working with your hands is satisfying." I thought.
Now, I love photography. I love pictures. I love cinema and I think it's amazing what we can do with new advances in digital imaging. But.
There is something about working with your hands- throwing a bowl, penning a letter, crafting a bookcase, cleaning a house, weaving a blanket, digging your hands deep into the earth- there is something about creating that is buried deep inside of human beings.
I like to unearth the CREATE  gene in myself daily.

I also get really excited when I see other people creating true and beautiful and good things well. For example, the gentlemen over at Grain & Gram.

Watch these: Fascinating men, sweet tunes and beautiful imagery.

Go makes something,

Grain & Gram: Blair Sligar, Woodworker from Grain & Gram on Vimeo.

Grain & Gram: Nick Sambrato, Printmaker from Grain & Gram on Vimeo.

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