Blog — creating

Craftivism - crafting for a cause

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Through the pandemic and moving, I haven't been able to really be involved as much as I'd like.  Heck, I've thought about getting involved in our local HOA, if that tells you anything.  I'm working on me (shout out to my therapist), and part of the way I'm doing that is by getting back into giving back. Some of the items you'll find here at The Artificer's Archive allow me to give to organizations when you buy them. Currently, those items and their respective organizations are: Sunflowers for Ukraine - half the price of every sold item ($2.50) goes to...

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Life...uh.... finds a way

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But, I will not be defeated!  (Or de-feeted... I love shoes.  Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week.) Recently, the hubs and I ventured out for my first one day show in a long time, setting up outside at Sly Clyde Ciderworks.  While my sales might not have been spectacular, the feedback from the visitors and other artists was great.  We took the opportunity to start a list for our newsletter, the second of which will be coming out this Friday.  (Are you signed up?  Why not?  Sign up now!). We also discovered that Alan LOVES events like...

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Let's be honest...

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This is hard, y'all. I've been trained all of my life to "suck it up." My husband, bestie and I have talked a lot recently about the ramifications of growing up Gen X.  We were latch key kids.  We went home and fended for ourselves and/or took care of our younger siblings.  College was expected of us.  We went and majored in "whatever makes you happy."  We graduated with debt, couldn't find jobs in our "happy" fields, and then ended up working in jobs to make ends meet.  All while putting on a brave face. We're called the forgotten generation....

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When it Comes Together

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Have you ever had that range of time when it feels like things just come together?  Maybe it's a week, a day, an hour, even a fleeting moment... 

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Creating and Fear

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Yes, that blank canvas is judging me.  Or at least, I feel like it is.

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