An early Christmas gift from my son Tom. He took a pottery class at school this semester along with a print making class. He would come home and share stories of his "creative" process with a spark in his eyes. He's always been focused towards the athletic side of life so for me to see him embrace the arts brought a lovely sense of pride. Both of my boys have a giving creative side to them which I like to claim as "my side of the family" as I'm not known as having an overly athletic gene pool!
This vase from Tom's collection took a digger to the floor during the first stages of creation. Instead of giving up on the piece Tom made it his own. Bringing it to life with a uniqueness and strength that is Tom. This year has taught me so many things. I love that at 55 years old I still think of myself as learning. This vase will be a treasured piece for our home. A timely reminder that it's "what you do after the fall" that speaks loudest and shows the world what you're made of.