I had plans to have a nice new post up and ready for this morning but left the camera attached to the computer and had a flat battery. My battery was a bit flat too after a crazy day in the shop yesterday.
So yes there is an article on Craft in today's Sunday Age and yes there is another exceedingly average shot of me. I'm toying with the idea of hiring a stand in for photos (although the one in the local rag last year was very nice... and the one dear Mel took that I use in the sidebar....), I've never been photogenic and in today's media age that is a hindrance! I suppose I either accept it or organise plastic surgery........ I think the stunt double might be cheaper and far less painful!
I also don't know how I feel about being called a 'craft traditionalist'. I use craft techniques that have been around forever but I hopeful put them to use in new design driven ways. Traditional crafts, yes, craft traditionalist, no. Oh, language, you are a fickle mistress!
So I've done my grizzling for a Sunday morning (view it kinda like Confession and needing to get it off one's chest!).
If you are new to this blog and want to read my rantings about craft in this day and age then check out the cupcaking and copycat posts.
And most of all remember that everyone should be doing a bit of craft, everyday, for their mental health. We talk about eating the right food, drinking in moderation, excercising but craft is meditation and sensory delight, problem solving and the joy of creating all rolled into one. You don't need expensive branded equipment, coffee table books or need to join a group. A set of knitting needles from the op-shop, a ball of wool (here I will say do try to go for the natural fibres if you can they are so much nicer to handle and much more forgiving when they need to be re-wound) and a comfy couch. Craft is a journey that once started on is a lifetime's adventure. It never ends and will take you down many paths. (Hey I sound a bit new-agey there- my apologies!)
And I think most of all, when you are participating in a craft you are linking back to thousands of years of making, and really what could be more mind-blowing than that? You are a link in a very, very long chain.