Posted by: TashaChawner on Sep 04, 2010
Not someone who creates with you, but someone who supports you in your craft?
It definitely helps to have a partner that supports your madness... I mean craftiness!!
I'm a very lucky woman, in that my Husband (bless his boots) has supported whatever mad-cap venture I've tried.
Tried to warn me off of some of them - "Honey, do you really think it is wise to go in to business with your mother?" - which, needless to say, failed miserably and horribly...
When we had children, we both agreed that it was incredibly important that one of us be a full-time parent.
It always falls to the Mum (something to do with instincts, breasts and such), but being Mum was also a role that I relished (says the woman who didn't want to ever be a mother to snotty, spewy infants that grow up to be snotty, rude teenagers),
When I rediscovered my love of handmade, Husband was (ironically) working away from home. But he saw how much I loved what I was doing. That creating jewellery was an outlet from me. A way of channeling energies that could sometimes be very negative. A way of calming my very busy mind.
Now, he is the one that helps me set up for my 2 annual markets. Carts the boxes, tables and tent, because my back injury prevents me from doing it.
He has built me a soldering and drilling station that sits proudly on our front verandah.
He does that happy-dance when I make a sale.
He gives his honest opinion on designs.
He says to the kids "Give Mum a minute until she finishes."
He's my Supportive Craft Partner. And I'm awful glad I've got him.
Who is your Supportive Craft Partner?
written by bagsofblessing, September 08, 2010