I've been doing hand bookbinding and constructing clamshell boxes for over twenty years. I appreciate the aesthetic and pace of a hand crafted lifestyle.
I'm glad to see so many artisans becoming mindful of the ecologial impact of products they create. Cottage industries are a powerful tool for saving the planet. Recycling materials can be a way to rebel against mindless consumerism with its attendant damaging consequences.The creative spirit makes itself evident in folk art, often created from "trash".
Above the entrance to the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe is an inscription: "The art of the craftsman is a bond between the peoples of the world." Florence Bartlett
- Joined February 8, 2009