"My family was an aspiring family. The worst thing that could happen to us was to fall into the poverty of the homemade." I wonder how many people felt this way, yet went on to become masters at their homemade and now sell it for great profit.
This statement was made by a carver on "Holiday," a PBS episode of Craft in America. There are 11 episodes, so maybe you will have free time after the first of the year.
I was watching episode XI, "Holiday," when I wrote this. The series is fascinating. Eventually, I will watch the other 10 episodes.
At the top of the page is a "change station" button. Right now, this is PBS in Alabama.
What crafts do you practice? Can you see a beginning from your youth or in your cultural heritage. Does practicing a craft fulfill a deep need? Does it make you happy? Take away stress?