Cookies and Philosophy
I made cookies.
I used this cookie recipe, this (AMAZING!) frosting recipe, and topped them with some Heath bits which were laying around. They are some of the best sugar cookies I’ve ever made. Totally irresistible.
See? Told you. Irresistible.
I’ve also been sewing:
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my philosophy re: craft. Why and how I craft in the first place, why and how I choose what I craft, what the process of crafting means to me, what the end product of crafting means to me, the balance between challenge and escape, between a project which is demanding and one which is meditative (and some which, paradoxically, are both). I suspect I’ve changed significantly over the years I’ve run this blog, and it’s gratifying to pin down how I’ve matured as a creative force.
But I don’t think I’m quite ready to lay those thoughts and feelings down in words yet, so first I’ll ask you all. Why do you craft? Why did you start crafting? Could anything ever posses you to stop? What does it mean to you? Is your craftiness an important part of your identity, or simply a hobby? How do you integrate your creative side into your life as a whole? How do other important aspects of your life influence your craftiness? Is there any shred of philosophy behind how you approach crafting? Do you have overarching goals or ideals which guide you, particularly re: the subject at hand? What’s your ultimate goal regarding your crafty side? Does anyone else ever sit and think about the whys and wherefores of their personality, their actions, their hobbies like this, or am I just overly introspective?
I vote for overly introspective. I blame the scientist in me.