Today I drew a blank...just what to write about?
My inquiring mind began to think about the term artisan. Many of us have a general idea of what the definition of artisan is, but mainly speaking for myself, really did not know how to term it. An artisan is a person that is a skilled manual worker, a craftsperson, practicing a trade or handicraft. The handicraft items produced by the craftsperson can be either functional or decorative.
I believe we can call soap, such as my lemon berry goat milk soap, artisan soap. No doubt!
We can also call craft wares such as cheese by Jama at Prosperine Goat Hill, weaving by Kathy at Spot On Cedar Pond, knitting by my friend Annie at Knit4dolls (please visit her brand new blog and leave a comment), and many others as artisan.
I am glad we have the opportunity to craft what we feel creative at doing! Just the thoughts of the blessing of our abilities can push the winter doldrems out, and bring forward a renewed sense of...marching forward to make soap, cheese, knitting, and weaving!
By the way...I have all but 3 of my business goals crossed off the to-do list for the year of 2009. The remaining goals are long term. Just as with my "renewed sense," I hope you are marching forward too! The thoughts of spring helps too! :)