om and I are concentrating first on setting up just a corner of the barn as workspace for ourselves.
The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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Lovely photo, Anne. I’m so enjoying reading this. You’re so good at getting to the heart of what matters. I feel like your barn is kind of the physical form that stands for everything that I’m currently missing about MN; family, friends, community, autodidactic enterprises, and wide-open spaces.
I agree, the barn is a heavily symbolic place for me. I have also been realizing lately that the farm is offering me the two things I need most: space and time.