Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's March

It's March? The third month of the year already, season's are about to change and this weekend we lose an hour of sleep, spring ahead.

Time seems to be moving quite fast. It's college basketball better known as March Madness and oh, yes, National Craft Month. Started March of 1994, by the Hobby Industry Association (HIA). It is currently sponsored by the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA). The purpose was to set aside a month for teaching and learning a new craft. A great idea, but to learn or teach a craft to someone in or outside your family is great. Had it not been for a few friends and family members, I wouldn't be doing this on a regular bases. I taught a crafting class at church one summer and hopefully I gave those girl's an experience they will never forget and a skill to build on. They in turn taught me that crafts is not for everyone.

For most of us every month is craft month, everyday is craft day. Those of us who run a business of making things whatever it may be, the crafting never stops. Some of us have been at our art for so many years I don't even think craft or crafting is the right word. I deem to look at our field and the work I see going on as being done by skilled craftspeople. After a while you are skilled.

There is quite a difference in your first piece and a piece done today. There is a distinct look, your craft has evolved, it has become a skill.

So in honor of Nationl Craft Month, I'm going to finish some of my projects if not all. I know I'm not the only one with several projects running at the same time, no matter how hard we try not to we always seem to let something else into our attention zone.

What are your plans for the month?

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