Understatement: I love collecting
Example: stones ~ preferably rounded and smooth
My sister Jenni watching me find yet another special stone to bring home! photo by Alice
Inspiration: Kettle's yard, Cambridge
photo by Ingrid
"On Castle Street in Cambridge, is a beautiful and unique house containing a distinctive collection of modern art. Kettle's Yard was founded by H.S. 'Jim' Ede as a place where visitors would 'find a home and a welcome, a refuge of peace and order, of the visual arts and of music.' "
If you are near Cambridge this summer I hope you can visit this unique home and art gallery too.
Inspiration: 'My Bombay Kitchen' by Niloufer Ichaporia King
In this treasure of a cookbook the author describes how her mother would choose a stone that fitted her hand and use that as the simplest of garlic crushers.
It was on the beach at Dunwich in Suffolk, Uk
that I found my garlic crusher and now use it here in Beijing.
Wish for you today: to find a round stone on a beach or river bed near you.
(No beach? Find images that bring the idea closer to you)
Footnote: Flying back to Uk tomorrow -
so hope to collecting stones by Sunday as I walk on the Suffolk coast
and breathe deeply the clean air.