Today's missive may be nothing more than a feverish rant, but i do believe it has some merit: say no to mass produced tawdry trinkets, and start supporting the artisans who put heart and soul into producing beautiful hand crafted items! We will lose our artisans, the skills to create and the option to obtain unique work if we do not support the hand crafts industry!
- Mass produced is cheap
- everyone has one
- poorly manufactured
- Land fill
- Lacking original thought
- Heartless and soulless
Personally i love hand crafted things. Unique, quality made, creative items made by those whose joy of imagining and creating shines through the finished product.
I buy many hand crafted things from a variety of artisans from all over the world, and i am the proud owner of such a gorgeous selection of unique accessories as a result of this. I also make a lot of things myself, from jewelery, to clothes, to toys, to bags... I keep some things for myself, i give some away, i sell some.... Beautifully made handcrafted items are rich with the souls of their creators.
- What happens if we stop supporting handcraft artists?
- What happens if we want the world Andy Warhol sartired in his famous pop art?
There is a place for mass produced, yes indeed batlings, it has its place, but not at the expense and ultimate death of hand made quality!
Artisans! Stand up for your rights to be heard and to have a place in the merchandise of the 21st century! Support each other. Motivate each other.
Spread the word that not supporting artisans ultimately means that one day the world will be a sterile plastic environment where nobody recalls how to make anything anymore.
I would really like to hear other's views on this.
Please feel free to post your comments!