Friday, 30 April 2010

Making 'stuff'!

One of the really nice things about the bookfair was going back to making things and 'using my hands' as the saying goes. I've always enjoyed pottering about making bits and pieces; I knit, I sew, make books, cards etc. but haven't done any of these things for a while. Going along to the workshop at the bookfair and then finishing off the books, made me realise how much I miss being crafty.

Perhaps this is why I enjoy working in the darkroom so much - I feel that printing is a like a craft (I know that it is a craft as such, but I mean crafty I suppose). I like the trial and error of the test strips, using different filters, dodging and burning etc. Perhaps that's also why I feel quite comfortable in the darkroom.

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