Wednesday, August 20, 2008

EB Comments of the Week, August 20th

kibbles said...
Wouldn't it be easier if we just sent a list of the truly handmade shops? This would be a much shorter list.

astley said...
Does anyone else ever feel like they are constantly being Rick Roll'd on Etsy?

embellisher said...
We care, Windys because it's the human element: someone touched it, molded it, cast their vision upon the waves and let it go. We stayed up late, burning the oil, didn't buy food so we could buy supplies, labored to put ourselves in that vision, opened ourselves up to ridicule, scorn, praise, whatever. It's not just about the money. We'd do it for free (heck, some of us are, when you check our prices)We have jobs yet this is our passion, our therapy. We love knowing our creations made someone smile, laugh, cry, just endure a little longer in this crazy world. It's like childbirth, you have to get it out. We have slipped discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, failing eyesight, and yet we persevere. It's everything and yet nothing. it connects us to everyone else, creates a community among far-flung people, takes us out of our self-imposes cocoons.

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Ivydee said...

embellisher, that was beautiful.

palleikodesigns said...

I read embellisher's comment in that thread and am so happy to see it here. You hit the nail on the head for all artisans. That is one of the fundamental perspectives in the contemporary craft movement and for artisans and home crafters alike in my opinion.

embellisher said...

thanks, guys.

I REALLY feel that way. Which is why it was so sad to see a reseller get front page in a treasury yesterday.

These days, I try to vet what I'm buying, I ask a lot of questions, etc. May not be foolproof but so far so good.

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ebbandflo said...

i adore kibbles's's's's's's's comment