Monday, December 29, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Crafting with a friend is always so much better than just by yourself.
Here I am with my dear buddy Harriet at the Aggie Park Craft Show. We both had a pretty good time. She is quite an inspiration for me. I am glad that I have had her come into my life. Thanks Harriet!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
done have those qualities. Thankfully, if you are a serious artisan/crafter, you just take every
thing in stride & learn from them all.
There was a vast array of lovely crafts, hand-made items, novelties, & of course the cursed "Made in China" wares that have damaged the industry of American ingenuity & craftsmanship. I have watched over the last 20 years the scourge of "Making the Easy Buck" seep into the Church bazaars, the Craft consignment shops, & the Craft fairs across the states. Americans have steadily devoured the foreign-factory fops due to the "cheapness". I have watched the American craftsman become more & more discouraged & eventually sell-out & start to push the "China Craft Syndrome" off on their loyal buyers. It is sad indeed!
I have always been one to push "Made In The U.S.A.", "Hand-Did", "Hand-Crafted", & "Made With You In Mind" regime. With being a craft er for most of my life, it is a passion. When I go to Craft fairs & shows, I can pretty much point out that which is made & that which is bought for resale. It still brings my heart great happiness to see those Artisans & Cr afters who have not sold out & have held true to their ways.
I will keep looking for those "One of a kinds" & "Hand-Dids", I pray that Americans keep making them & that Americans keep buying them.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I have commited myself to do a craft show with some great friends & I just don't have the umph I used to where crafting is concerned. I know age has a bit to do with it, but finding the joy in the art is slowly taking It's time coming back to me.
I have some items ready & some on the drawing board, but it will be a small offering compared to the past. I have resigned myself to accept this & be happy whatever the out come.
Off I go to craft!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I hope that as I create & explore, I will learn & expand my realm of creativity.
Have patience...here I come!