Sunday, June 21, 2015
to make something lovely
If you were one of the Koch brothers you might throw a billion dollars into an election to make dead certain everything goes your way. If you are a craftsman, you might work within a smaller sphere. For instance, one of my students from my weekend class plans to take what he has learned of making Scandinavian bent wood boxes, and use it in the big brother/big sister program. He'll take what he's learned and offer a leg up to others, that they might also learn.
The Koch brothers would get much more bang for their buck if they were to mobilize creativity in America, rather than using their vast resources to induce Americans to vote against their own best interests.
Needless to say, craftsmanship is transforming. By taking basic raw materials and to use skill to make something lovely and useful is to transform self.
Make, fix and create...