I often wonder...

>> Sunday, November 8, 2009

... if most people really understand just how much love, energy and time goes into creating any piece of artwork...? Be it jewelry, a card, a painting, or a quilt - a crafter puts a part of themselves into everything they create to sell or give away to loved ones.

Some artisants consider they craft their job, and work at it far longer than the 8.5 or 9 hrs a regular "Joe" or "Jane" put into their "real jobs". We all have bills, rent/mortgage, and food to pay for, so lots of artists work DAILY outside the home as well as on their art - so why would anyone think it is OK to tell a crafter to get a "real job"...? Might be because they understand little of how long it takes to do what we do... It saddens me to see that people I appreciate for the beauty they create get their feelings hurt because a non-crafter carelessly tells them to get a "real job". I happen to work a full-time job and put as much time as possible into my crafting, and I know many artisants that are in the same position. I know people that work 10 to 15 hrs/day on their art... How sad that what we do seems to be so little understood...

Guess I just needed to vent; I'm off my soapbox and off to start on my custom order... Y'all have a great week :)


Faerie Moon Creations November 8, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

I wouldn't like to think that someone would say that to another person. Crafting IS very hard work - and so much love and care goes into everything that is handmade. Not everyone appreciates that, but it's important to remember that there ARE many who actually do. :)

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