guest posters rock: Hounds in the Kitchen

by Amy Turn Sharp


When my daughter was three, she pressed pencil to paper and pronounced this creation a kiss.

lil kiss

Over a period of weeks she drew another

lil kiss purple

and another and more not pictured here.

lil kiss_0001

The kiss includes a spiral, imagery of the sun, and a positive/plus sign. Surely she had no idea the meanings ascribed to these symbols, but they are there.

My darling's artistry has progressed now. She draws worlds full of animals, families, and homes. She scribbles words and dictates detailed stories. Nothing on the reams of paper in her artwork boxes strike me like the kiss.

Rachel is my local food goddess who runs Hounds in the Kitchen. She has chickens in her backyard and local food in her kitchen and always a smile for me.