Thursday, 20 August 2009

Craft - what is it?

Sometimes I think we tend to become blinkered as to what constitutes 'craft'. To me craft is an art form which means, if you widen your sights, it takes in anything that requires some sort of skill. Writing is a 'craft', photography is a 'craft' and even painting and decorating is a 'craft'. I enjoy looking at something that has taken skill to achieve and that I find interesting. I follow blogs that aren't what some people would call 'craft' but I enjoy them as they're well written and give insight into other people's lives, cultures and traditions. I also enjoy looking at great pictures - drawn, photographed or painted.

Today I was sent a link to a PDF slideshow and the pictures were stunning. Within that slideshow there was a website address so off I went to explore. It was amazing as it combines not just brilliant photography but also an incredible imagination. Take a look at the website of Carl Warner. Click on Website and then browse but take particular note of what's behind the orange box once you get through to the site. Would you be able to do this? I certainly wouldn't. Look deeply and see if you can make out the fruit and veg used - LOL!

Slightly different, still landscape but this time the wonder of nature is used. Dan Paris - one time actor (Drew Kirk in Neighbours) turned photographer. Amazing photos .... of stunning scenery.

Not only is all this art but I reckon it's 'craft' as well - and by master craftsmen!!



Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! The pictures using foodstuffs are absolutely amazing... so clever!! Thanks for sharing the links Pam.

Jackie p x

Monica said...

Because you are such an inspiration, I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! The details are on my blog!