Last Thanksgiving, K’s preschool had a celebration. All the families were invited. They decorated the school with paintings and drawings the kids had done. It looked charming. On a wall, they displayed pictures the children had drawn, entitled ‘What I am thankful for’. The teacher wrote a thanksgiving note from each child under his/her drawing. It was a lovely idea, a collage of what is important to our children. Some were thankful for their dolls, some their dads, some their mommy’s soup. K’s drawn picture was of a beautiful blue and green earth. Her dictated words said, “I am thankful for Mother Earth.” This is my Mother Earth. She is my first attempt at a large soft sculpture and I can’t believe how much I love her. It is amazing how she just came forth from the wool, she emerged.
I decided that I can’t keep everything I make. I have to free the joy in passing my creations on, make space for new creations to emerge. I put her on Etsy over the weekend and she is going to a new home. She was my first sale. I am delighted and sad all in one. Delighted that someone saw her beauty enough to want her. Sad that she is no longer mine. I am so proud of her. Thank you, Mother Earth.