This was fun. She needed the cast for a college exhibition.
We decided that we needed a pregnancy cast to help promote our store stock. What better way than to have a life size, striking pregnancy cast ! This posed an interesting problem..... How does one approach someone, saying " May I please cast your belly to display in shops?"..... that's just very awkward!! Well, we did as the uncomfortable question. a few gave strange looks, but one very brave lady, kindly agreed. To put her at ease, I insisted that she bring along people who she trusts. I thought this was going to be a girly party, but when I arrived, with my whole craft kit, I was greeted by her boyfriend and bouncing teenage cousin. After some re-adjustment, we finally had her comfortable and i got to work. The process is not comfortable for a mom to be, especially at [...]
As we all know from high school, energy can only be converted from one form to another. Some of these forms are useful others are not. It is up to us humans to find ways to convert the energy into a useful form. If we apply the same logic to value we can find the same wisdom. Value in business is a lucrative substance that is difference defined by each person. In the business world the normal concept is that value must be created for the client. All agree that when a client experience value, he/she will convert that value into a monetary form for the business, which can use it again to create further value for the client. Just in this explanation the circle of value is obvious? What I query of this model is where does the first step [...]
Craft is a starting place, a set of possibilities. It avoids absolutes, certainties, over-robust definitions, solace. It offers places, interstices, where objects and people meet. It is unstable, contingent. It is about experience. It is about desire. However it turns out, it is beautiful. Practice builds experience. This has happened to me a couple of occasions, for various reasons. (I may have over-mixed, taken too long, or the child may not be willing, or scared) Now, I laugh, and make another appointment. These things happen. Why do you think a doctor calls his profession a practice... scary thought! It’s the same with crafting. Each thing that may go wrong could be a discovery to something fantastic. I had to go through many stages while developing the method, and then the kits. I made loads of mistakes, and still do. Those mistakes [...]