Friday, December 27, 2013

Why Handmade: New Year’s Resolution

by Lynn Mohney of Prunella’s Workshop

We are all exhausted following a busy holiday season, followed by a special Christmas Day for those who celebrate. If your home looks like mine, it is covered with new gifts, many of which were handmade, and remnants of left over wrapping paper. Perhaps you even have a new bundle of joy in your life (I know of one Christmas Day baby!) Now we just wait out the rest of 2013, wondering what 2014 may bring.

Handwoven Scarf by Loomination

This is a time of reflection for many. We can look at our successes and failures of the last year, and make plans for the following year. Many changes will take place, but even more will stay the same, both in our personal lives and in our professions. The beauty of art is the way it constantly evolves, morphs, and becomes something entirely new. Work we created in the beginning of 2013 may look nothing like where we ended the year. For others, we have defined our style, but we will add new types of products.

Charcoal Herringbone Pleated Tote by Lida Brooke Designs

In addition, Boston Handmade itself will look different. Some members of old have moved on, and we have welcomed new faces to our ranks. With this comes new skills, ideas, and adventures to be had.

What is your New Year’s Resolution? What has changed in 2013? What do you hope to change in 2014?

Be Inspired; Original Handwritten Painting by McDonald Mixed Media

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