make. {reverb10 – day 6}


What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?


I make things every day.

I am a graphic designer by trade, so it is my job to make something from nothing. To create. I love my job.

I am also a jewelry designer. (I talk about my jewelry mostly on my other blog, the blue muse, or if you are interested, my shop is here). I love this job, too, I think of it as adding beauty to the world.

I am a worker bee. I am a maker. Almost every year, I make many of my Christmas gifts.

I first learned to knit when I was a teenager. Then I stopped for a long time, but a few years ago, I took it up again. It is the most relaxing craft that I have ever found, just the right mix of concentration and repetitive thinking, almost like meditation.

I started the afghan in the photo above two winters ago. It is two-thirds of the way done, but last year, I hardly worked on it at all.  And it’s not that I can’t get it done, I once made my mom an entire afghan in three days because she was going into the hospital for an operation and I wanted her to have it with her.

It is because it is only for me. There is no deadline, or holiday, or reason that I have to finish it. So there it sits, still in my knitting bag, waiting for me to come back to it.

Even with my jewelry, it is rare that I keep a piece for myself. But every once in a while, I fall so in love with a piece that I have to. This necklace is the only thing I kept for myself this year. It reminds me of van Gogh’s cherry blossoms. I wear it every day.

But mostly, I make things for other people. For my job, for my business, for my family, for friends.

I make things every day.

That’s who I am. That’s what I do.

This winter, I think it’s time to finish that afghan.

For me.

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