Monday, April 30, 2007

Nesting


I just love nests and everything about them. The whole idea of a shelter, a quiet spot, a refuge. A ragged row of robins' nests lines one studio window, a branch with a tiny wrens' nest hangs in our living room. And this wee little hummingbird nest was a gift from a new friend yesterday.

Lined with bits of moss and horsehair, this nest was carefully constructed bit by bit. My husband & I are building ours thoughtfully, too, and making it a gentle place that shelters people body and soul.

Maybe that's why I love my art so much. I get to design the things that line human nests. And I care that the images there send the message "you matter, you're important, you're loved."

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