I don't even know how to put into words how much I am in love with artist Liz Kalloch's project called Tools and Talismans ~ her illustrated journey to document the tools used by 100 women ("creators and healers, thinkers and makers, wordsmiths and visionaries") on their own personal journeys to make things. From her webiste:
Whether we make paintings, write books, heal people's bodies or minds, dance on stages, cook amazing and nourishing meals, teach new skills, or inspire others to dream new dreams, I believe we humans are always Making.
In fact, I believe everybody has a super power and it’s Making.
I’m fascinated with how and what we make and just as fascinated with the tools we use to make. I believe that our relationship to the tools that we put our hands to nearly everyday, our attachments to them, plus how we use them to express what we "make" is a profound piece of our who we are, inside these bodies of ours.
I am beyond honored, and incredibly humbled, to have her illustrate my Tools and Talismans ~ as well as thankful for the space she has provided for all of us to share the stories behind them. Head on over to her website to catch up on these incredible vignettes.