Molding, shaping, playing.
The base of this leaf is metal wire onto which I attached a glob of plaster wrap and hand shaped it. The background is a die cut from a coffee filter that I rusted in Art and Soul 2017. The arc next to it is a scrap of air-dry clay I kept from another project.
Simple sometimes makes the strongest perception. Play and plan along the way and come up with your own Mindful Offerings.
Sundays are when I care for and feed our 30 year old hawk, (that was yesterday, at the time of this post.) I'm always inspired when I spend time in and around the forest and my two charges, the hawk and owl. Yesterday I met a mom and her two small children there. The mom was putting mittens on her little girl (30 something degrees here still), and her purse was opened on the ground. Inside I saw two sticks. The sticks were found by her children. I immediately recognized a kindred spirit in motherhood. While my two are adults now, that's how I nurtured them. Through nature. Nature played a huge part in fostering important values I hope my kids still have.
Mindful mothering at it's best.