Every so often I see a response in the “Odds and Ends” section of the featured crafter profile that catches my attention.
After reading through Joelle’s well written, thoughtful profile application I get to the “Odds and Ends” portion and see, “I hate answering questions like these.” I’m all ears if you have some suggestions on how I can improve the questions and/or crafter profile creation process 🙂 Thanks for putting your hatred aside and contributing to Heart Handmade Blog!
I recently saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox and it was the starting point for several pieces. Of course, I had to make some cute foxes. I also made a rabbit wearing a dress that is similar to one of the lesser characters in the film. The aesthetic of that film is just about what I am going for with my art.
I have always been “against” mass production. It was easy in communist times to be “against”. There was nothing in shops so we made our own clothes, we dyed them. I even made shoes for myself. Everything was gray, so once a person was wearing colourful cloth – that one was automatically “against”.
Than the capitalists came. Everybody could buy everything. But it’s so boring! I spent almost 20 years in advertising as a creative writer and consultant, but I was missing something. When my kids were born I started to smell what I was missing. It was the “against” part of me. The roots of myself. So here I am – knitting, crocheting and getting ready to start making my own soap and lip balms! I love those moments when I make my stuff, kids are playing around, we have time to talk, to be together!