This week's photo prompt for the ongoing photo challenge from The Studio Sublime is Create Art. The first thing that came to mind was of course, to make jewelry but then I realized that this time of year I create a very different kind of art.
I do it all year round in truth but in winter I do it more often it seems as the season just seems to call out for it.
Who is to say there is not art in bread?
Especially my challah bread.
It starts out as one thing and turns into something else altogether.
It is not ugly in its pre-baked state.
It glistens with its egg wash.
It smells of yeast and I used my hands to shape it for baking.
But it is the finished bread that truly is a work of art.
The house smells heavenly.
Warm, welcoming and with that certain homeyness that is just so inviting.
My loaves are not bakery perfect in looks but they are delicious.
I have been making them for years.
I have not bought a loaf of bread for as long as I can remember.
The challah is eggy, rich and perfect to eat plain, as toast or with soup for dinner.
It is something that sustains me.
It is something I love to do.
I have created art.
It just happens to be edible.