I love creating. Love everything about it. I've been spending more time welding fantabulous creatures and very VERY large metal flowers, and playing in junkyards. (You can take a look at some of them here). I also love everything about the process of finding the parts and pieces. I've never really known anything about how cars work, but now that I've been taking them apart to use the parts (actually if I'm lucky, they've already been taken apart for me;), I just can't believe how intricate and incredible they are! It's one of those (many) things we take for granted. And once you look under the hood, wow. Just boggles my mind that all these moving parts work together in perfect harmony to create motion and safety and functionality. From the engine to the moving windows to the brakes and wheels.
One of the other many many things that I love about the process is the people. It's so much fun to share what I'm doing with car mechanics, junkyard managers, etc. and to see the interest and excitement in their eyes as well. They are eager to help me find the best pieces, the most interesting things, and to describe what the pieces are and how they work in the machine. It's become a beautiful collaboration.
So...LFI theme for August is to get out there and do something totally new, even if it's just...going to a junkyard and looking at all the interesting pieces. Or go take one Aerial Yoga class. Or take a welding class. And do it with the openness of a child. It's all about the experience.