When All Else Fails, Bake Bread
Truthfully, baking bread is something that can fit between the cracks of your otherwise busy everyday life, which makes it a wonderful creative outlet. This week it was no-knead bread from my favorite bread book My Bread by Jim Lahey. The picture on the cover is of a very dark loaf, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. If you have read the book, or if you decide to get it, he explains the things that happen to bread at the molecular level as it’s rising, fermenting, baking, and cooling. It’s a beautiful read.
Here’s mine from this week.
Busy-ness has kept me out of the studio and I am getting antsy. It still feels so good to just be in there, so sometimes I sit at the studio computer and play music while I do everything that requires a computer. While I’m there, I’m always tugged by little things that catch my eye, above the desk . . .
around the walls . . .
or a spread of papers on a table . . .
or a stack of little baby canvases . . .
or a collection of my favorite brushes sticking out of a ceramic pot.
Maybe I can get some good quality studio time today, or perhaps even over the weekend. That would be so nice!