I make things

I think of myself as a maker. I make things .. all kinds of things. It’s the main way I contribute to life and fulfill certain spiritual needs. Here are some things I’ve made recently (all these pics are from my cell phone, so I apologize if the quality is a little grainy):

breadWhole Wheat Bread (no eggs) – kneading the bread is my favorite part; and eating a toasty piece with peanut butter!

sushi1Veggie Sushi – possibly my favorite food in the world! I was so excited about this dinner I made for myself one night after a hard workout – you can see makings for temaki, brown rice & veggies, vegan miso soup, umeboshi plums, bragg’s and wasabi for dipping, and steamed bok choy. What a spread! yummmm

gauntletThis is half of a pair of exquisite banana silk wrist-warmers I had the privilege of custom-crafting for my best friend in CA. I sent them to her a week ago and glad to say the customer is happy. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

Lastly,dream_collage

This is probably the hardest to see and requires the most explanation. This (also inspired by my best friend Adele) is a collage of my dream themes for the past month. You may or may not have read in previous posts that we are engaged in some dreamwork … basically I keep a dream journal – not hard as I have involved, vivid dreams nearly every night. After about a month, I went back through the journal and wrote down what I saw as themes, and then I collaged them. I’m not sure what purpose this serves except to sort of process some of those themes. 

Anyway, some of the themes that came up and are in this collage are: transportation (cars & trains), wandering, family, homes & houses, couches, non-vegan desserts (mainly marshmallows, but I couldn’t find any in the magazines!), movie stars, nature/woods, churches, puppies. Some other abstract themes that I don’t hink I worked into here are: picking up belongings that are left behind, messy rooms, cigarettes (addiction), and basements.  A lot of these things are actually very reality-based for me; also, recognizing that they are all aspects of myself and not some external force in my dreams is important.

Thanks for allowing me to share!

PEACE

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    viktoryian said,

    Making stuff is a great hobby! I enjoy making things as well. 🙂
    I loved your wrist warmers! Personal! Lovely!
    By the way I like baking bred too! It becomes very special, because I make it with love!
    Make more things! Have fun!

    ViktoryiaN

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    ami said,

    oh, everything looks so good!

    how is your bread for sandwiches? since this winter, i’ve been making my own bread, and it’s delicious, except it it a little too soft/crumbly for sandwiches. any suggestions?

    i really need to start keeping a dream journal. i have really vivid, involved dreams too, most of them bordering on nightmarish. they usually don’t freak me out too much, because i’m used to them, but boy, are they weird! i’ll wake up and tell david, and he’ll say, “don’t you ever dream of clouds made of cream pie, or mundane things? do you always dream horror movies?!” funny thing is, i don’t read or watch horror movies!

    the other night I dreamt that i was driving in a car with my wife and daughter and…a carton of eggs! and we drove into a lake and starting sinking, and i had to rescue everyone, so i told my daughter to hold onto me and i’d break the window when we settled & we’d have to swim right up to the surface. we did, and then i had to go back, and the next thing i saved was—the carton of eggs!!! i left my wife there! and instead saved a carton of eggs!!! i dont’ know what that’s about. when i went back, she was lifeless and i pulled her up anyway. and that’s where it ended.

    and the eggs weren’t even pysanky or anything. so fucked up.

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    barrymax said,

    Send the no eggs recipe. The banana silk is awesome and your dreams seem to be sort of Biblical…classic…like cherubs playin harps.


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