K majored in illustration in college, and I in physics. This is not a case of opposites attract. K has always been as good in the math/science realm as me, and while every illustration in the Little Alexander etsy shop is K’s, she’s always been careful to give me space to be artistically creative in my own right. My work doesn’t belong in the realm of professional art like hers does, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t rewarding.
I don’t draw or paint like she does. But I’ve always wanted to make mobiles and chandeliers and other 3-D hanging art. I’ve just never given myself the time. And while things are always busy here at Headquarters, there were a few days where temperatures reached the triple digits when working outside became impossible. So I made a garland of sorts. It is for my sister in Omaha, to hang in the opening between her kitchen and dining room, all in tranquil blues and greens.
It was such fun to make, so unlike the jobs I had in the city or the tasks I’m in charge of outside here. And I think it is just beautiful when its circles turn in the breeze and catch the light.
Here’s to becoming whole people, who use our bodies and hearts and minds in a multitude of ways.