I had the pleasure of attending my favourite consumer craft show last Thursday evening (I also used to conduct its PR back in the day) and I have to say that this particular season of the One of a Kind Show was one of my all-time favourites.
I was utterly blown away by the vast range of Canadian talent that exists from coast-to-coast. It truly amazes me that people can produce such beautiful/edible/original/functional/imaginative works of art, created from so many different medium.
As someone who is artistically challenged, it made me question my own abilities to create. I started out thinking about what it is that I do do well by using my hands and mind in unison.
The list is short. I can’t play any musical instruments; I can’t sculpt. I do type well, but that’s more out of necessity for my job as opposed being creative. I can’t draw and I can’t sew for the life of me. But I do cook and bake, and I suppose that it takes a certain type of handiwork to make food that’s appetizing and appealing.
All in all, what I determined is that while I believe I have a creative mind, my efforts don’t translate well when it comes to sharing my handiwork. I will never be a painter or sculptor, like those at the show, so perhaps a new hobby is in order in 2015.