Monday, September 7, 2015
Introducing the Handmaker's World
For years I have made things with my hands: pottery and textiles in particular, but also the occasional foray into leathercraft and jewelry and various other materials. And certainly food! More recently I have produced a good deal of digital work and been happy with the results. But it is time to return to an emphasis on what I love best - handwork.
For me, it is a world of wonder.
The making of things with my fingers and mind.
Watching a tangible object come into being beneath my hands.
Working with the raw materials that untold millenia of human beings have used: clay, wool, cotton, leather, silver. The thrill of making a new world around me from elements and techniques developed over many generations.
So this blog is a window into that little world of marvels. I hope you will enjoy it!
To those of you who have kindly followed me this far from other platforms and other blogs, I will explain a little further. Some months ago I started the Journal of a Thousand Things, hoping it would be a good way to share some of my material not associated with photography or my desert garden. Instead, it proved to be the proverbial catch-all, especially since I often gave no background on what I posted. The Journal will probably continue as primarily a photography blog, and the Small, Sunny Garden will most certainly continue as part of my gardening adventure. But it is here in the Handmaker's World that I will be pursuing my love of creating. And here I can give the necessary background to my work as I go along, so I hope it will be more enjoyable to the reader.
A new blog, a new world as I begin to focus intensely once more on handmaking and the life it creates.