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Amen! This connects to something I was thinking and writing about this morning, which is that I am so grateful recently for my years as a potter. Coming into my creativity via "craft" as opposed to "art" taught me the necessity and beauty of working in series, of the deep learning and satisfaction in repetition, each time tweaking the form in some way to see how far you can take it.

I think of my newsletter is as much craft as art, which is what keeps me going. I just keep showing up, tweaking things, trying things, experimenting to see what I can make the form do. It requires commitment, consistency, artfulness, but ultimately a crafter's mentality. High-falutin' notions about art and artists have never suited me. I'm a crafter (of words, currently) at heart.

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