Have y'all noticed that the term "crafter" has a negative impact with some folks? People tend to think of a grandma knitting mittens or an 80s lace fan with rosettes. Has anyone ever looked at you like you have three heads when you say "I am a crafter"? Well today I am saying I am proud to be a crafter. Join me in proclaiming it...
Jessica with Mad in Crafts posted a response to a New Yorker article that y'all should read. She gives her thoughts on what exactly is a crafter. Plus she has that awesome graphic above so you too can be a proud crafter. When I started blogging...I admit it...I was not going to be a "craft" blog. No way. Well guess what y'all....I am a craft blog. Sure I throw in some DIY and decor. But primarily what I do is craft. I make things. You know what...I love it! Crafting is my outlet. My me time. My release. It is what keeps me sane. So yes I am a crafter. I am proud. The New Yorker article targets the industry by saying we do not "craft" we only "make things cute". No my "craft" is not a learned skill over a decade. No my "craft" might not be something that is timeless and lasts for decades. But I still consider myself a crafter in every sense of the word. You see the definition of crafter is:
a creator of great skill in the manual arts
A creator. Check. I am a creator.
Great skill. Some might argue whether or not I have great skill but as long as y'all keep coming back here I will call that a check. Craft blogs give people the content they want. There is skill involved in that.
Manual arts. I think manual arts can be anything from cutting wood to decoupage to knitting to painting to any craft. They are all manual arts. So yes check I do manual arts.
So you see New Yorker, we are in fact crafters. And we are in fact proud of it. We are not all grandmas. We have grown WAY past the 80s. We are crafters. We make. And yes we even make things cute.
Be back tomorrow with some crafty goodness...this was just a time out to express my thoughts. What are your feelings on the subject? Have you seen the article?Check out what other crafty ladies are saying:
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