The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits,
can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Last weekend my husband and I headed out to a bakery, but I forgot to bring my pad of watercolor to paint while he did some work. Instead I played around on a brown paper napkin. Laying one napkin out on top of another, started with a sharpie and then filled very soflty with watercolor, taking great care to not put too much water, not to press too hard or the napkin would rip. As I painted I thought of how we need to treat others with kindness and gentleness and expect the same for ourselves. That does not mean we accept fragility, but rather that we embrace the spirit of others and ourselves as precious.
This week the art challenge theme is "delicate." Send me your creative pieces - paintings, poems, photographs - to email@example.com by Thursday, March 10 at 12 pm CST time. The gallery of pieces will go up later that day. Happy creating!