As I sat here, considering what to write about this morning it occurred to me to think about the arts and crafts that I WISHED I could do. I am a dabbler. Once called a "jack of all trades, master of none" by a teacher I loved, it rather sums me up! I can create some lovely things, but the time, energy and level of artistry it takes to make the items below? Perhaps not so much, eh?
I thought it might be fun to cruise through Etsy and find things I WISHED I could do. Here's my list.
Let's start with a craft that I cannot do, at least at this point (but I have pinned some tutorials that PROMISE to help me...). Crochet. Can't do it. Can't get it right. Nope. More than anything THIS is what I want to make:
Let's consider painting. My brother (an incredible artist) got ALL the drawing genes from my parents. I recall a sketch I did on the blackboard while teaching 2nd grade was of a horse - my students thought it was an elephant. I go with stick figures now... How about the ability to produce this? How can you resist it? She will create it for you from a photo! It's pastels - how wonderful!
I love blue. This item on Etsy has caught my eye before. I think I "favorited" it at one point. It is a ceramic luminary. I love the stars. I have never tried ceramics, but if I did and if I could, I would totally make this:
I love wood. I love the feel. I love the look. Hubby works in wood and does some wonderful things. If I could work in wood I'd like to make this:
This chair is made from a burl. According to Wikipedia, a burl is "a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner." How beautiful!
I sew and quilt, as many of you know. But this? This is a piece of art:
I love her colors and her design. The craftsmanship is incredible. Someday, when I grow up, I want to be able to create this!!
What sort of arts and crafts do YOU wish you could do?
Have a wonderful day,