Craft Corps Giveaway Day 3: Margot Potter Book + More!
Name: Margot Potter
Gig(s): The Impatient Beader & Crafter
Excerpt Craft Corps (Chapter 24):
“VH: I read on Twitter that you live in Amish country. How does being surrounded by a culture that so greatly values working with one’s hands influence what you do as a designer?
MP: It’s funny, because they don’t look at it like we do. There’s not as much ego or ownership associated with their craft, because it’s a livelihood They’re very pragmatic and practical about everything. That perspective helps me keep it real in the sense that I may get too serious or self-important about something I’m doing, but then have to realize that I’m not saving the word. It’s not nuclear physics. It’s just crafting. There’s a balance between becoming attached to the outcome and also being reverent about the fact that creativity is powerful. When you’re creating, you’re channeling something positive and bigger than you. I guess living in Amish country has given me that perspective.“
Today’s Giveaway: Signed Copy of “Beyond the Bead” and a bag of lovely Pendant Frames
How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.
Please be sure to include your real 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.
Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!
Don’t forget to share your story on the Craft Corps website and become a Craft Corps fan on Facebook--fans will be eligible for additional prizes throughout the next month!
Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from craft icon, Carol Duvall!
I would love Love LOVE to win this book!
This is fantastic!!! Can’t wait to get the new book!
I would also LOVE to win this book!
so cool! thanks for the giveaway.
Wow!!! Love this one..
I would love to win this book. My daughter is 12 and is starting to get into beading and it would be great for her. Cheryl Clemons
Looks fantastic! Jessica Dougherty
That book looks awesome! I’d love to win!
I <3 those pendant frames, and I can't find them in stores!
What a fun book and sad I forgot to start from day one!! will try to be better! thanks for doing this! such a fun idea!! Linda K
What wonderful insight on creativity!
I love beading and pendants, your book looks amazing!
Susan M Hall
Wow. That is awesome that she lives in Amish country. I am a supporter of the Amish. The lesson that they taught her is right on the mark. Life is life and crafting is crafting. Awesome!
Great give away. Please put my name in the drawing. I would love to have your book.
This book looks so interesting…..
This book looks fabulous and I would love to add it to my library!
This book sounds like it’s right up my alley. Thanks for the chance to win one! Rebecca Mynter
I would love this book!
What a fun book! I love the bird pendant on the cover.
What a great giveaway 🙂
What a great giveaway!
This looks fun! My sister and I craft together every Saturday and we sure could play with this book.
I love this and would love to win it!! Love to make jewelry and am always looking for new input and ideas! This rocks!!
I just love the divine Miss Madge! Thanks for sharing all these inspiring stories!
Tesori Trovati Jewelry
I’d love to have that book.
– Carol Bradley
What a wonderful craft to learn! My daughter has done a little of this.
Would LOVE to own that book!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen pendants like this before. Gorgeous. Even if I don’t win, I’m going to try to track some down.
Would Love to win this book!
Ooo. I could always use more inspiration in this field, and I’ve been wanting to practice with that kind of pendant mounting for a while. Fingers crossed!
What an interesting looking book!!! Please include me, too : )
leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com
I’ll definitely be buying this book if I don’t win it first! =)
i would love to have this book! thanks for the chance
My dsis is a beadwork fanatic. This book would look really nice in her stocking this Christmas.