Day #10 of What’s in My Drawers.
My Crow Series was a response to moving back to the east coast after living in California and Hawaii for many years. I moved in March after finishing graduate school and with the hopes of avoiding a winter one last time. Happily remarried, reunited with family and old friends was wonderful, but I was missing my deep connection to the natural beauty of the islands- and all my friends there. And I remember staring out the window watching the crows. their dark beauty in contrast to the relentless snow of the following year (!) I also admired and wanted to channel their strength and tenacity.
Time Check has a crow leaving the nest made of natural plant fibers and collaged with small papers I made out of cotton fibers and grocery store fliers. I sent these small papers to the women in my family; mother, mother in law, aunts and sister in law for them to use to write their t0-do lists on. The lists were returned to me, just as crows return – to their roots.