That statement passed thru my head many times this past week. Clifton Heights Inn held their first Winter Boutique a week ago today. It was a great day all around. We had some very talented vendors who not only displayed their items beautifully but also did quite well in sales. As I wormed my way around the room (it was quite crowded most of the time,) I paused at these tables and reminded myself just how much work went into each and every handmade item. It is obvious that even though these artists were there to sell their items, there was also an abundance of creativity.
Many people (including myself) need a creative outlet. It fills a purpose. Finding a craft and honing it takes time and reflection. Honestly, I find the journey much more rewarding than the finished product. For me, it is soap making. Personally, I find making soap therapeutic and fulfilling. I am never going to get rich selling it but I find great joy in creating it and giving it away.