Through my Roaming Atelier journey, many unpredicted aspects have been going my way. Mostly joyful I am pleased to report.
The absolute best surprise so far has been my Instagram journey. To be honest, I wasn’t really interested in having a fully developed Instagram thing going on. You know, a bit like when people start telling you how brilliant the new show they are watching on Nextflix is and that you really should join in even though you are perfectly happy with your program choices right now, you know what I mean.
Anyway, I did end up of course, hopping on the Insta band-wagon and to my surprise, have totally got hooked in the process. I feel I have discovered a whole new side of my city as well as many others, actually what am I talking about, I have discovered a whole new Instaworld out there !
How strange is it though to witness that through these virtual relationships we are all having, I still find a greater appreciation, a connection and an emergence of artisans and their hand made crafts. It has been mind blowing. I had absolutely not expected anything like it.
I madly love the connections between these two worlds, the old and the new, the contemporary and the old fashioned.
Time indeed changes things yet we can still find many of these amazing people who still greatly value the importance of old craft, material and objects but who have found a way to bringing them into today therefore making them essential and have probably recreated and extended their usefulness.
It does take courage today to go with what feels right and go over other people’s judgement, believing in what you do even though the majority might not go your way.
What we must remember is that these beautiful things made by these beautiful people didn’t just happen. They have learned their craft, they have worked hard, stayed true to themselves, they kept their integrity and followed their heart, not money. They probably have made tons of mistakes along the way too. But through all of this, their creativity is so strong that it can absolutely not be copied even slightly, their personal style have somehow brought them freedom, great respect and maintained a deep connection with their community.
I wish I could personally and individually thank these people for feeding my need of pretty and dreamy things. I will keep following them, discovering more,liking and sharing what they do and looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.
Thank you wonderful people, you have taken me on such a joyous journey indeed !