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Peeps! Let’s talk about your guiding philosophical principles as a crafts person or an artist! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was chatting with Simon the other day about how the ancient Chinese culture of craftsmanship has guided me in this creative journey and laid the foundation for my value system as a craftswoman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Basically, the culture expects you to treat your craft with the utmost respect and reverence. You have to either give your work all your heart and soul or not do it at all (otherwise no one would respect you). You inevitably have to suffer, and endure long periods of solitude to hone your skills, to nurture your soul, to question yourself over and over again, and to learn to resist all kinds of distractions and temptations. At the end of the day, what comes out of your hands is a reflection of your inner world. You simply cannot create good things in the physical world if your soul isn’t there to go hand in hand with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So now I wonder what other guiding principles for art practices are out there! What’s yours? And does it have anything to do with the cultures you associate yourself with? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
P.S. finally finished this old piece!