Tuesday, November 21, 2006

EDM 94 Draw A Spoon


Spoons can be challenging -- and these certainly were! But I find spoons to be heavy with meaning. To me, they're the entry -- the vehicle -- of food -- and we all know how meaningful FOOD can be -- especially if you're Italian!! LOL

So I just HAD to sketch THREE spoons:

(1) Our dinner spoon -- the spoons we use daily for all our meals -- the dailyness of nourishment and nurturing ....

(2) Our wooden spoon -- with all its stains and cracks and age -- but a spoon that has stirred all those meals served in love

(3) The plastic spoon used by my grandchildren -- light, curved, soft -- for feeding toothless grins and for being clenched by wee hands as these babies are nurtured, nourished and move, by feeding themselves, toward independence.

Spoons -- but any other name .....LOVE.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super post Lin! I love the looseness with which you've done the little spoon. I have very old and much loved wooden spoons too - my kids joke that they must be like stock cubes now!

Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness, your prose is as lovely as your drawing and painting this morning. And what an appropriate theme for Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Hugs,
Lorraine

SCquiltaddict said...

Fun stuff...great job.....think i will have to try this one today while the pies are baking....have a great turkey day!

Manuel V. Figueiredo said...

Very very nice!

Keep up the good work.


Cheers.

shirley said...

How lovely Lin. I've been in the kitchen this morning using wooden spoons that I've had since we got married 39 years ago...and buy the soft plastic ones for the grandchildren in bulk. I agree with all of your sentiments and look forward to each and every special family dinner.

Teri C said...

Such lovely spoons Lin and so full of meaning! Great job.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful spoons...I particularly like the wooden one!

Tami said...

This is GREAT Lin! I love your tie with the feeling about spoons. The drawing are excellent also!

Renate said...

Great post! Beautiful drawing and very good words.

Mary Ellen said...

Greetings! I love this post. I hadn't thought much about the meaning of spoons before reading this. Also - I love your choice of spoons - esp the wooden one. I have one of those as well and I would mourn a dear friend if anything happened to it. Great job! Cheers! Mary Ellen

Casey said...

I'll look at spoons differently now I think - and your drawings are great.

Jana Bouc said...

Absolutely perfect! Fabulous job Lin--each spoon has just the right texture, reflection, shape, etc. Your writing is really touching too.

Gosh, I can't believe how behind I am on your blog! You've been doing so many beautiful paintings. How do you find time for posting generous comments everywhere, doing your art, exercise, job, and family? I'd love to know your secret!

Anonymous said...

You definitely rose to the occasion with three spoons. Great job. And each one has special meaning.