1. Nourishment binds us together as human beings. We grow up with people taking care of us and we can eventually take care of those we care about. A tree takes nourishment to grow to its full potential. Trees take nourishment to draw as well. I find myself being careful with each line, and it takes hours. I have the same feeling when making with clay.
2. It was hard for me to give up my piece, but I sent it off with a message: don't hurt it. I wanted to trust. When I got her piece, it was warm, like she had been working with it in her hands, and that felt loving. After the experience, people seemed more gentle than I thought.