"Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. They recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors relationships and energizes. They have come together to create Kinfolk as their collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining they love.
Every element of Kinfolk – the features, photography, and general aesthetics – are consistent with the way they feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of appreciation for art and design and love for spending time with family and friends." Kinfolk.
Each Saturday I will feature a blog/video/artist that I admire.
Today is the first Saturday of this new trend of mine.
Kinfolk has an artistic and soothing approach to living life well.
With each video I feel as if I am feasting on prayer, and want to dive in to the calmness their photography provokes.
Simply, utterly beautiful.
Isn't this video clip wonderful?! The art of making bread. The gentleness of time spent with awareness of action as poetic movement. Giving example to slow down and enjoy the moment at hand.
Have you ever made bread before?
I was living in a monastery. I remember the first time I made bread, was for the community and the retreatants who were gathered, nearly a hundred that day. I had never made bread before... I prayed and pretended to know what I was doing. Talking to the flour, and yeast, as if it were a baby to be born.
The bread rose, smelled like perfume, and melted in our mouths, it was a miracle. I can see myself still standing in the monastery's kitchen, a minor ingredient to the feast at hand, feeling very pleased.
Take your time,
The food will bring minds together,
As foriegn as they might be,
Friends will be found in a shared experience,
Without history or gestures known,
If you have a bit of hunger, bring that as well,
We will not wear our masks here,
Come with a word,
Think about a story,
But come to eat,
We are far from peril or strong,
We are here, We are here together." Kinfolk