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.