I wish I could claim that I’m actually a print-maker, but really I’m a childlike craft-time version of a print-maker. Instead of wood I use little rubber squares from the craft store, and instead of finely tuned utensils I use interchangeable kid-friendly carving tools.
Nevertheless, I enjoy my craft time immensely. It is Martha-time, music-listening time, relaxing time, and evokes a sense of handmade production that I truly enjoy.
My favorite part of making these crafts, though, is when I get to send them on to others. I always photograph them for my own pleasure, but, as with these cards which I recently made, they will all disappear into the void of the mailing system, only to reemerge several days later into the hands of sweet friends and loved ones who will hopefully open them and smile.
Ultimately, I hope to create images for cards and other things that I could potentially sell on Etsy. Not for the sheer profit of such a venture (because it would be extremely small), but simply to extend my joy and more importantly to have an excuse to spend more time crafting.
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