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After working as a graphic designer for many years, dependency on creative software and the digital environment became unavoidable. When I noticed this dependency bleeding into my personal creative time, the relationship started to feel counter-intuitive.

Fearing I’d soon forgot how to make things by hand, I decided to check myself into Drawing Pins – a rehabilitation center for my handmade handicaps. Matthew Crawford’s book, Shop Class as Soulcraft, convinced me of the intrinsic value of hands-on work, and ultimately inspired me to do some “creative acts for soulcraft” of my own.

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  1. February 3, 2012 7:04 am

    Fabulous blog, I envy that you get to do this for a living! “Every woman should go to college,” e.e. cummings said, “simply to stop her from saying later: Awww, if ownly I’d gawn to cawledge!”
    If only I’d gone to college for art or design, instead of English. Boh.
    Enough wallowing, I’m off to slowly explore your blog…what a treat! Thanks for the visit to mine. 🙂 I’m not reciprocating in a slavish way, mind you. I genuinely enjoy stalking freelance graphic designers…

    • February 3, 2012 9:26 am

      Thank you Nat! Huge compliment coming from you – your work is awesome (in both words and images). I think I’ll be stalking you more. The funny thing is, I wish I studied English. Typical! Guess it’s never too late. And by the way…you could have fooled me that you have never studied art! Looking forward to seeing what you paint with your needle and thread next.

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