UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS:
Please e-mail your snail mail address to: email@example.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!
Name: Leah Kramer
Gig(s): Founder of Craftster.org
Excerpt from Craft Corps (Chapter 8):
“VH: Do you think that people’s conception when you say, ‘I’m making a living as an artist’ versus, ‘I’m making my living as a crafter’? I’ve been talking a lot with the people I’m interviewing about the difference between the words art and craft. I wonder if the stigma of one word over the other affects how people respond to what you’re doing [running a craft-based website].
LK: Good question. I know there are probably a lot of people who think of crafts as a superfluous, useless part of life. People are used to going to craft fairs and seeing little dishtowels with crocheted tops, and the little scrubbies that the older ladies make. They’re cute, and they’re good little gifty items, but they’re not important to society; whereas, people perceive art as something that is more important.
The fact of the matter is: people love to incorporate fun, unique, one-of-a-kind things into their lives, and crafting is a way you can affordably buy something really unique that makes you happy. Hopefully people’s perceptions have changed, but I do see what you’re saying–people who aren’t fully entrenched in it don’t understand that it’s like tiny little wearable pieces of art. Hopefully that’s changing more and more, especially as sites like Etsy are on the tips of everyone’s tongues these days.”
Today’s Giveaway: Craftster Ceramic Skull & Scissor Necklace
How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM CT ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.
Please be sure to include your real, FULL name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.
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Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from paper craft guru, Sandi Genovese!