I've always been a very tactile person, and from an early age found myself trying to make things rather than buy them. I think a lot of this can be attributed to having artists on my fathers side of the family and farmers on my mothers side.
I grew up sitting on Grandpa C's lap while he painted, "helping" Grandma D make jam or homemade candy bars, picking strawberries out of Grandma C's garden, and watching Grandpa D whittle a spoon at a picnic when we had run out. I remember my mother making bread more often than she bought it, my father fixing or improving nearly everything in the house himself, and a lot of fun revolving around really simple things.
As I've gotten older, I've watched the world around us become more industrialized. As people lose touch with each other and with the people who make or grow the things they use or…
- Born on July 20
- Joined October 5, 2007