It's An Avocado (Thank You) v2
There’s a video on YouTube of a kid opening presents and he’s so excited. He opens the next present and it’s… an avocado. He does a great job of smiling so big and cheering, “It’s an avocado! Thank you!” And I don’t have kids or particularly know what to make of them, but this kid in this video makes me laugh. He is the best at receiving gifts, even gifts that are really lame gifts.
Something about the process of making things reminds me a little of that. We put all this work (time, money, energy, love) into something, then share it with loved ones and strangers. Then come the reactions. There’s no hiding an initial gut reaction - an audience likes it or doesn’t like it, and you can usually tell immediately.
Some people are generous and effusive with compliments. Sometimes too effusive. On the other hand, Rob, my partner, rarely doles out wholehearted high fives and will instead say something like, “I like that color of yarn.” 🙄 Usually, a solid fist bump is a nice sign of approval.
While I love when people like my work, I’ve found the more I make, the less approval I seek. So, here is an avocado! You’re welcome!
Dimensions: 24"w x 27"l
Materials: Hand-felted wool yarn, wool yarn, cotton string, oiled oak wood dowel
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