Things #19 and #20 are bracelets made from very old linen, beads from a vintage necklace, and memory wire. This time, I’ve decided to share the love via a tutorial. I stuck the tutorial on the Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose portion of Fates’ Guild as I reused old items that didn’t seem long for this world.
As for the revelation…
Damn-it, I’m a crafts-girl and that’s all there is to it. I started this blog in the hopes of breaking creative block of the artistic — not artisan or crafts-girl — nature. I wanted to make more art and less craft. Well, the creative block part is pretty much gone, my head is full of so many ideas that I have a hard time working on my *real* work (like, now, for instance). Alas, the ideas are more “craft” than art — or are they? Who am I, really, to weigh in on such a lofty debate anyway? I can barely wrap my brain around walking from point A to point B, I’m certainly not prepared to argue a philosophical issue.
The fact is, I like creating all kinds of stuff — and I know some craftspeople who have more “artist” in their little fingers than some so-called “fine” or “high” artists. I’ve seen lamps that are more “art” than some of the paintings and sculptures I see in galleries these days. So, I am proudly sticking the finger to those who might poo-poo crafts. That’s right, to those who say I can’t be an artist because I crocheted a carrot, I say F*** you (with love, of course)!