Betty-Joan Ponders Craftsmanship

My favorite handbag is like an objet d’art. It is such a lovely example of the art of fine craftsmanship: a perfect blend of excellent design and high quality materials, created with the passion and experience of a talented artisan. It is gorgeous in so many ways, graceful, beautiful and an extremely well made handbag. I love the feel and weight of it on my arm. To own such a beautiful item, so lovingly mad, is a true pleasure.

Have you ever looked really closely at a finely handcrafted handbag? I mean really examined it and noticed how distinctive it is? There are these tiny little stitches around the handle and I can’t help but admire how each one has been meticulously sewn by hand. There is this incredibly soft curve of the material and all the pieces have been carefully selected to fit together as one. Every part of the bag is just so graceful and exceptional, like a fine piece of art. It just exudes a feeling of quality and excellence that comes from the combination of the best materials, the highest skill and the closest attention to the small details. No two crafted bags are exactly the same; each one has its own unique distinctions from the hand of its creator.

I am lucky enough to own such a bag. An amazingly beautiful treasure made using simple tools, time-honed methods of tried and tested techniques, combined with tons of passion and the earned experience of a real artisan. I am in awe of the skill shown by the person who created it. An artisan who has pursued their passion with patience and perseverance over many years to gain the skills needed to create such an authentic and unique product.

My bag is not just a bag, but it is a brilliant story written by an artisan who knows the secret to creating an objet d’art we can use daily and also treasure for years to come. It reminds us to be persistent in following our passions, taking time to achieve excellence and prioritizing quality over quantity.

I hope more people will join me in treasuring the timeless art of fine craftsmanship and the passion of the artisans who create it.

~ Betty-Joan

 

Her favourite bag:

ILNI - Betty-Joan - illustrated by Linda Zoon

 

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