“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” - St. Frances of Assisi
Creativity runs through my veins. Like a mathmetician thirsts to solve equations, so an artist thirsts to create, make, and build. It's not so much the product that satisfies, but rather the process.
The long way,
The slow way,
The full way,
Is the way for me.
To me, meaning and intention far surpasses rushed-efficiency. I am a dweller—perpetually seeking to soak up as much as possible from the moment—not wanting to miss a lesson learned, friendship gained, or idea sparked.
My husband, Kyle, and I experienced slow living this past weekend when we traveled to Lindale, Texas to spend time with fellow creatives. In a small, Southern town, my unquenchable thirst to make was momentarily quenched with flour, olive oil, and sprinkled herbs. Below is the documented process of our rosemary bread-baking:
What a sweet, enriching weekend away. The thrill of travel always leaves me fuller and better off.
Recipe used is Rosemary Focaccia Bread from The Kinfolk Table. The Kinfolk Table puts the emphasis back into the relationships that surround eating. Let the people sharing your dinner table be the foreground and superficial details such as fancy recipes and table decorations can fade into the background. One-third cookbook, one-third narrative tale and one-third international adventure, The Kinfolk Table is a collection of 85 delectable recipes spread over nearly 400 pages from creative types around the world.
Find The Kinfolk Table (& other Kinfolk treasures) here.