by Candace Navarrete

by Candace Navarrete

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday August 30

I Must be Nuts! At my age (almost 54) I should be slowing down, not speeding up..LOL
I don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done that I need to. Why is that?
Whoever thinks it's easy to work at home, think some more. Women will understand that statement, alot of Men will wonder why they need to think some more :)..
I am Happy when i'm creating, I Love the little world my mind slips into while i'm "playing in clay" or sewing. However I hate it when that little world abruptly disapears because I have to
put the Laundry in the dryer, or make lunch, or make a phone call where they put me on hold for 20 minutes, or run to the Market because somebody needs something we are out of, or clean the house..You get the picture. I have decided my life would be so much easier if i had a Personal Assistant, or more commonly called " A Wife". Can ya tell I'm just a little bit irritated?..LOL

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Great Debate:"Art" versus "Craft", and Who decides

I know some of ya are saying "Oh no" or "She must be Brave"..To open this can of worms.
Sometimes the can just needs to be opened. You can look at Websters Dictionary to define the meaning of "Art" or "Craft"..You cannot however look into the heart & soul of the creator of a piece in question and make that call..I personally would never be so arrogant to try to define which is which. Nobody died and put me or anyone else, in charge!
There are some out there in the Internet World (and real life) that have decided to take it upon themselves to make this call, and I do not understand what they think gives them the knowledge, or the right to do so.
We are all "creators" of sorts..different techinques, mediums..and visions of what we want to create. It's a fact that there is always some that are better than others, but then isn't that to in the "eye of the beholder"?
We have much to learn from one another, and also many to teach along our paths. Some need to remember to be humble, and grateful for their gifts..rather to sit in judgement with their opinions of others creations, and trying to "define" what catagory someone's else's work is!
And that's all I have to say about that..for now at least :)