Created to Create

This is the first piece of paper that I kept as a success. It has texture and is soft to the touch. Just like a moth. And like the moth is drawn to light I am drawn to the making process. I have to make. It isn't something I can suppress for long. All you makers out there know what I'm saying, right? We couldn't stop if we tried. Some of us are dancers, some of us are sculptors, some of us share with prose and some of us share and share and share our multi talents because we are inspiration personified! The fact is that we are the makers and we create because we must. We create because there is nothing more we'd rather do. We create because we were created to create. 

From Scratch

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I read a book once about making a toaster entirely from scratch called, "The Toaster Project". I was already on a journey to find a more sustainable lifestyle so the book came to me at the time because I had interest, but never-the-less it made me think about things deeper. We rely so much on someone else sourcing, harvesting, building and fixing our things (and food!) that we don't consider this luxury and it's not even a thought that we could try to do it ourselves. As an artist, I have decided to do just this. The first step has been playing. I have been making paper out of recycled paper scraps for several weeks now. And although I am only at the beginning of this self sufficient journey I'm already in love.