I grew up in a very creative family and admittedly have been rather a snob toward people who have no compultion to make stuff
In my maturing I realize some people are simply not wired that way, they find satisfaction and achivement in things I either don't understand or do not enjoy. Such is human nature.
When presented with people like this I simply state "I take great joy in making things
, it is not about saving money. The proccess in enjoyable to me as well as producing an original and unique bone. I also only
make things for people who appreciate this". That tends to stop their criticism in it's tracks because the unsaid words are 'with that attitude you can pretty much guarantee I'm never making anything for you
When one of those critics asks you to make them something? Offer a trip to Target
Very profound words! I agree 100%. I like to create clothes for my son that no one else has. Does a tee I make cost less than a screened Tee from Target? Absolutely not. But it will not look like anything else, he will eat it, and I'll enjoy making it.