Like many other new years resolution inspired blogger undertakings, I have made a pact to myself to share what I like to do with my spare time. I am not going to sign my life away or air dirty laundry but I just want to tell you a bit more about myself so you know what to expect from my future posts. As a late bloomer into the blogosphere and an active contributor in the technology community I now feel compelled to start contributing my thoughts and creative creations to the expanding online world.
CrafternoonTea for me, means the ability to turn texture into a functional object while problem solving through the process. The pillars that make this up are based on three things, the ‘useable’ being through knitting, crochet, hand stitching, embellishment, machine sewing or garment construction; the ‘palatable’, through cooking, baking, making condiments and most of all eating; finally the ‘exploration’ that comes through exploring Sydney on my Bike or playing music on my own or in a group.
Being part of the IT industry by trade there may be times where I will preface posts with my thoughts on the industry. While the association of craft and software seems relatively distant, the craft, music and general creatively that occupies my spare time helps me to absorb and articulate trends in an adjacent but relevant way. That was a long winded way of saying, I might talk about IT stuff too.
The process of discovery and learning at each step is how I continue to expand my creative context. Usually I will find a brief explanation personally, through a blog or recipe book and work my way through the process to figure out what to do next. As an example, I was heading up to the ski field and I needed a new hat. I was visiting my parents over a holiday weekend so asked if my mum had a spare crochet needle and some wool (that i liked of course) from there I started creating It is the constant problem solving inside the process that makes craft so enjoyable for me.
With my crafty creativity and inspiration coming in waves, there will be periods when I am more active than others. Having been an active listener to the online community for some time now, I now make the transition to being an active contributor with a resolve to contribute to my blog ‘at least’ every month. While that seems like a long time frame in the 24/7 world, organic creativity needs to be nurtured so the monthly timeframe is a good fit for me.
Ok - that is more than enough intro babble now I cant wait to get into it.