Whittle While We Work

Art in the Park Festival – Clawson, MI

How different everything is for the craftsman who transforms a part of the world with his own hands, who can see his work as emanating from his being and can step back at the end of a day or lifetime and point to an object β€” whether a square of canvas, a chair or a clay jug β€” and see it as a stable repository of his skills and an accurate record of his years.

Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

A long time ago I learned that if you have nothing else to do with your day, and want to avoid churning it out as so much wasted time, your best move is to surround yourself with art. Any art. Even weird, kitschy, what-on-earth-would-make-a-person-create-this art, because it might not be your style but it’s a fantastic window into theirs.

Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.

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