5.08.2010

The Art and Obsession of Making


"If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things ‘made’ matter very little — somebody who is obsessed with the Making. Like all obsessions, the Making has advantages: for instance, my only interest in making money would be to make it. Fortunately, however, I should prefer to make almost anything else, including locomotives and roses. It is with locomotives, not to mention acrobats, spring electricity, Coney Island, the 4th of July, the eyes of mice and Niagara Falls that my poems are competing. They are also competing with each other, with elephants and El Greco." ~ e. e. cummings
Aside from the camaraderie and shared sense of purpose that I gain from my association with the {NewNew} craft team, I love all the creativity. Even if it's unlikely that I will have the time, or the talent, or the energy to do a project, I love reading about how, or why, or what, someone else is making.

I've just started a new column on the {NewNew} Handmade New York blog that's a version of the infamous Proust questionnaire. Twenty questions about what makes a particular artisan tick is a pretty cool assignment. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy bringing them to you.

1 comment:

reactor67 said...

What a lovely necklace, I love it!
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