Cheers to the makers. A toast to the inspired creators that know that process is just as important as people and product. Today marks the beginning of spring, and with all the excitement about warmer weather, I started thinking about daily trips to the farmer’s market for fresh fruits and veggies.
All the daydreaming convinced me that I needed a market tote with leather handles. Not a second later and I was venturing around town buying fabric and leather and rivets. It didn’t occur to me until I got home, nearly three hours later, that I could have bought something similar at the market.
But as I started hammering rivets into the leather, I thought about how much I enjoy the process of making something with my hands. Sure it costs as much and takes well, way longer, but there’s something primal and wholesome and just plain good about being part of the process.
My passion for creation stems from the same reason I prefer walking to driving or cooking to dining-out: it feels good to watch unqiue components come together to create something new. And, to be honest, it also feels pretty good to get your hands dirty once in a while.
What do you think? Is it worth the time and effort to make when you could just as easily purchase?
Oh, and just as important – welcome to spring!