my 2 cents: an article i wrote for canadian+handmade website

i was approached to write something for canadian+handmade, a website highlighting canadian artists and handcrafters. the article was published today. if you have some time, please head over there and read what i shared.

if you do read it, you might get the sense that it’s something i’m passionate about…and you would be right.

…go on. just one little click

(thank you)

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14 Responses to my 2 cents: an article i wrote for canadian+handmade website

  1. Van says:

    Congratulations on your publications. Beautiful words and images : ) I’m addicted to the world of homemade/handmade. Always unique, and usually better quality, too!

  2. imadeitso says:

    thank you van. there’s so much more i could have said about the virtues of handmade :) ah well, more another time.

  3. Jess says:

    you write so well!! I’m proud of you!

  4. ~*~Patty says:

    super article Ana
    and you know me
    I had to add my two cents ;)

  5. Halima says:

    It is so sad that handmade today is seen as almost a waste of time when you can just purchase what you need at the store. As you bring out handmade was also a vital part of survival for everyone in times past and more – the passing down of knowledge and the preseving of a way of life for the next generation.
    I enjoyed your article very much Ana, very thought provoking and well done.

  6. imadeitso says:

    patty and halima ~ thanks for taking the time to read and reflect. i think the idea behind handmade either resonates with people, or it doesn’t. i’m not sure why exactly (and think about this often!) but i think value systems come into play. not saying one is better than the other, but the worth of something seems to depend a lot on perspective, need, desire, attitude, availability, usefulness, etc etc etc…

  7. imadeitso says:

    and i just found this, about the incas using yarn in place of written language. just putting it here for reference and for anyone who may be interested…

  8. steph says:

    Great article, Ana, and thanks for the link to the Incas article. Over the summer I started rereading Susannah Moodie, and have a stack Moodie/Parr Traill related books out of the library right now. I have been pondering how do an MA in English (work-related) that integrates knitting and other handcrafts with Canadian literature (fun-related)…this is my favourite place to come to when I start to think it’s a ridiculous idea. ;-)

  9. DogsMom says:

    I think your 2 cents is worth very much more.
    Thank you for opening my eyes.

  10. ~*~Patty says:

    getting around to visit a wee bit late…
    Loved your article before Ana
    perfect ‘change’
    oxo

  11. abby says:

    Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your
    blog and look forward to new updates.

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