Local artisans are people in our own neighbourhoods that are masters of many handmade crafts. I have a deep respect for these artists whose work has spanned over their life time and their craft has become second nature to them. I have this flow within my own work and I connect with it when I see the joy of craft being expressed. This can be spotted when you see a table full of handmade scarves each in a different colour. You know that someone had so much fun that they couldn't stop making these items. In this case addiction boils down to passion. That is the kind of scraf I want to be wearing!
Buying local is not only an honour of local artisans but also encourgaes the idea that people are making things out of sheer pleasure and joy.
This scraves were handmade by a local ladies' group at my local seniors centre. These ladies were thrilled that I was an artist also. When I said I wanted to wear my scarf as a wrap for an upcoming formal event, they were even more happy. Now thhat scarf is going to be my extra special artsy scraft that says I am not only proud of being an artist but of the artists who made it.
TO PURCHASE SCARVES: 1pm-2:30pm Wed. BRADFORD LADIES CRAFTERS AT THE DANUBE SENIORS CENTRE, Bradford, ON Canada