Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Definition of Craft

by Mina Keenan (follow)
Mina's Printables:)


craft,


To each his own opinion. Artisans will talk lovingly of materials and process. Hobbyists may talk of intellectual matters like challenges - problem solving, solutions. Creators will say they need to make things. Dabblers will say they love to try things.

I think we all start from Dabbler status. An interest is piqued. Something is tried. If we like it, we carry on and grow and develop. If we don't like it, we may try something (or many things) else. So called failures are just part of the learning process.

All the while, we gather skills and they somehow magically and mysteriously gel into some inner resource that gives us ideas how to achieve the creative goal we are after.

I think we make things because of the extreme sense of satisfaction we achieve. Satisfaction of knowing we made it ( Gee, I'm clever!), of nice comments often received from others ( Gee, they think I'm clever!), the industriousness of it - not sitting around doing nothing - we're getting something tangible out of it. (Gee, how clever! - or is that just a way of justifying doing our own thing?)

If our immediate survival needs are met - roof, food etc, our cultural side steps in and we want to decorate or create things on an individual level either for ourselves or something that means something to us - like a group or idea. We want to make something special or unique - or something that is different.

Then there's that thing - that when you are in the midst of something you enjoy, you kind of get lost. It is a respite of sorts. The benefits are twofold: you get a rest from woes - and I believe it is also a good time for the subconscious to work on an unsolved problem. Some people say their work kind of becomes automatic - mindless even. They can do their craft without really thinking about it. It gets them into a happy, calm head space. They're at one with it.

So go ahead and try it - feel good and solve a problem at the same time - go make something! :)



# Craft
# Creativity
# Productiveness
# Philosophy
# Just Things
Request printables you want in the Craft Found forum
More Articles by Mina Keenan
For those who love books, this is the beginning of a series of old bookplates you can print, colour ...
211 views
Make a Bear and Mouse in MS Paint This is the second of a series of nine easy to follow lesso...
228 views
A lot of craftspeople use a multitude of craft materials - chopping and changing as the mood fits
9 answers
Some discs filled with hearts but with room to add special words to
168 views
Those considering buying a sewing machine should see this video on the shoddiness of some new machin...
151 views
This is a lovely embrace :) Download Get more of these pages :) #Printables...
62 views
Articles by Mina Keenan on Other Hubs
Download these printable pages of card elements to build a Father's Day card that Dad will love fo...
11 likes
How to find Creative Commons images to use in your articles at Flickr
90 views
Father in law: chatty man, quick with wit, great to be around
351 views
ID: 14683
What a great article! Thank you for your thoughts on this process. I find that I get lost in my creative expression and process a great many things. What you have written makes so much sense to me.
S
Thanks so much Selina! :) xxx
Trending Articles
Cats were revered by the Egyptians in ancient times
1227 views
Car about to flip
112 views
A page of 12 motifs for themed stationery or topics in your journal
215 views
I made a snood for a dear friend and had to make more for other friends who got jealous
232 views
Ready for your garden of colour
336 views
Colour this floral to suit yourself
167 views
Colour this in (or not) and add a name, message, quote or favourite saying to the scroll space cente...
151 views
Printables are pretty cool, but for those that like to work digitally - files are flexible and h...
189 views
Out with your colours for these seedlings
298 views
Grab these funky, happy dotty frames for those photo snaps
144 views
Categories
Vintage (400)
Comic (303)
Journal (294)
Women (206)
Diary (157)
Art (124)
Christmas (116)
Romance (113)
Santa (81)
Animals (71)
Books (62)
Man (62)
Labels (56)
Flowers (55)
Horror (54)
Rabbit (51)
Retro (49)
Home (47)
Space (44)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version