My husband comes from a family of great cooks. The kitchen is never empty at holidays, they seamlessly enter and exit to prep, stir, rise and bake. It is a little world of its own, that I am slowly learning. I have for years looked for a way to contribute without bumping in and muddling all that tradition. Last year at thanksgiving it clicked, why not put my artistic gifts to use at the table, a safe distance from the kitchen.
I should probably go back and post sometime about the ridiculous piece that may have set the bar a little too high, for years to come… so to create a new tradition, I am making the centerpiece, this year out of clay. Three attempts and I finally have my shape drying out, awaiting to be fired in the kiln. So excited to post, but for now here is the beginning a teaser sketch and my paperwhite bulbs on the journey to creating holiday cheer.