Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Enabling Art

All but one of the orders for Carding Cloth Co-Op One have been shipped!  Here are some pics from our journey to the post office yesterday.

Miraculously, everything fit in the Fit!  I love that not-so-little little car.  Love, love, LOVE!

We saw this awesome yarnbombing as we were leaving the post office.  It seemed appropriate.

A couple people asked me why I was willing to coordinate this project.  I didn't make any money doing it* (in fact, due to the nature of PayPal fees, I ended up paying a bit of my own into it), and that seemed disturbing to some people.  Like there was no value in it for me if I wasn't being paid. 

I look at it differently.  Soon, there will be 50 someodd new blending boards in the world.  That's 50 artists, making art.  I helped make that possible.  I don't know what price I'd put on that, if I had to.  I'm glad I don't.  What I do know is that helping people feels good and art is awesome.  Combining the two makes me happy.  So I guess you could say it was a selfish act on my part: I did it because it made me happy to do it. 

And I'm doing it again.  ;-)  If you're interested in making your own blending board and would like a piece of the blending board specific carding cloth from Howard Brush, check out the Carding Cloth Co-op Round Two thread on Ravelry for more details.

Then go make some art!  We need more of that in the world.

*- Disclosure: I was given a piece of carding cloth as a surprise thank you from the awesome folks at Howard Brush.  I didn't ask for it, but I did accept it.  :-)

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