A few days ago, I shared a quote about the Joy of Pure Creation. I was saving this quote to share later, but I just couldn't wait. The word "pride" is so often used in a negative connotation, but used in this way - pride of creation - it's so positive. My children often have "pride of creation" when they show me the stew they've made from berries, nuts and grass on the front porch or the stories they've written or the meals of play-do.
"One does feel proud to belong to the human race when one sees the wonderful things human beings have fashioned with their hands. They have been creators - they must share a little the holiness of the Creator, who made the world and all that was in it, and saw that it was good. But He left more to be made. he left the things to be fashioned by men's hands. He left them to fashion them, to follow in his footsteps because they were made in his image, to see what they made, and see that it was good.
The pride of creation is an extraordinary thing."
from Agatha Christie's autobiography on her husband's archaeological discoveries in Nimrud
Here is another image from my series of portraits of our 4 children. Kessa is such an outdoor girl and she's always climbed all the trees in our yard. I've had this sort of image in my head for a year or two. So happy to have it out of my head and onto my computer. Next stop for it, printed on fine art paper and framed at the studio.