So, here's a little sweater I knitted. It is in dangerous territory. I can't decide if it's gone over the line. I showed it to my husband. He got an Ania-look on his face (a boo-boo lip) and said, "Boo-pid." Which was, I think, a nice way to say that he thought it crossed the line. He was too nice to say, "Stupid." It didn't hurt my feelings 'cause he usually likes my stuff and I knew I was in dangerous territory before I showed him. What will I do with it? I don't know. What's it for? I don't know. I suppose the question really is: should I buy a crocheted butterfly to put it on?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Creativity Gone Awry?
There is danger involved in being crafty. Just one walk through Joann's and it becomes quickly apparent. Or go to a holiday craft fair. Lots of cute stuff ... but you will find that somebody crossed the line. My 94 year old friend and aunt, Blondy, and I have talked about this at times. She is an artist and creative! I've always been so amazed with her stuff because it's so cool. She really doesn't make sad, tacky things. The quintessential example of tacky crafting to her and I is the crocheted butterfly. She told me once that they had a little craft sale in the building that she lives in and one of her neighbors was selling crocheted butterflies. Blondy had a wave of compassion for this poor woman and bought one. She brought it home and took it apart and used the parts for something else. Crocheted butterfly morphed into something cool.