At this stage in my life, the words I use to classify myself are constantly changing. However, there are a few titles that are simply a part of who I am no matter what.
Maker – I’ve been a maker my entire life and have the ugly hands to prove it. Also, during my time in the School of Building Arts at SCAD I was able to take my interests further and fell in love with everything from woodworking to digital fabrication.
Designer – I consider myself a designer because the intention of most of my work is to solve a problem, and to create a symbiotic relationship between form and function.
Learner -. I may not have realized it until college, but learning is awesome. Whether it’s from a book, a TED talk, or experience learning is invaluable to me.
Fixer – If it’s broken call me and I’ll fix it!
There are many tools that on any given day I consider my favorite however, I always have a bottle of Loctite Super Glue Gel Control. I have tried almost every kind of glue out there and this one is by far the best. It dries quickly, but you still have a small window to make adjustments. It is completely clear, and doesn’t get cloudy. It’s very strong, and I’ve yet to find a material that it doesn’t work well with. Unlike traditional super glue it’s a gel, not a liquid, therefore it doesn’t run in places you don’t want it to. This combined with the bottle’s side squeeze design make it extremely easy to control.
In a nutshell….it’s amazing.
The new craft project was a great experience. Not only did I enjoy learning how to crochet with Max and Bina, but also from the other group presentations. I particularly liked the repetitive nature of crocheting and how fast it is, especially when compared to knitting. This makes the overall process very soothing and satisfying. Next time, however, I would use wool yarn, as opposed to cotton, because the strands have a tendency to unravel making it hard to pull the hook through. I would also use a crochet hook with a longer shaft because it would be easier to hold and keep proper tension on the yarn.
Though I really did appreciate all of the group presentations, I found sewing the most intriguing. I grew up seeing my mother sew and have a bit of experience myself, but I always get annoyed with the machine and give up. I have never seen a machine like the one used in class, and look forward to trying it out.