handmade philosophy

Each year around this time we get a load of stuff shared on facebook suggesting we buy local, craftsman made etc. All worthy enough but this year I really liked this one.

945471_10151865218024635_126346768_nThe sad thing is that it is being widely shared without any credit to either the person that penned the words or whoever did the layout. In fact it appears to have been cropped presumably specifically to remove that information. I even found one artist selling it on etsy.

I don’t normally share stuff where I can not find and credit the source but I like this enough to do so in the hopes that someone will know where it came from. It is clearly a cut down version of some writing penned last year by Rebekah Joy Plett.┬áBut I think the cut down version is even better. Anyone know the source?

 

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3 Responses to handmade philosophy

  1. Eric G December 3, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    I usually go to Snopes.com for such questions. Unfortunately, they don’t have this one yet.

  2. Johan Terlouw December 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Thank uyou very much for this quote. It hits the core of the matter on the head (like hitting a nail on the head). Specially the last line. When ever I sell something which I have embroiderd, I part with something what has become dear to me and yesit buys me time to be spend on something I am passionate about.

  3. Phil Borgnes January 11, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    The quote is by Rebekah Joy Plett

    http://rebekahjoyplett.blogspot.com/2012/05/why-we-should-invest-in-artists.html

    The version you have is missing what I think is the best part:

    “…something that makes all the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life into the living.”

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