My husband and I have a young daughter and a few years back she was very interested in Disney’s “Tinkerbell”. There’s a line from “Tink’s” first feature animated film that has stuck with me, “I’m a Tinker, that’s who I am, and Tinkers fix things!” only when I’m thinking of it I’m typically thinking “I’m a Maker, that’s who I am, and Makers make things!”
This post is me thinking back on a few of the things (in addition to ‘making’ my thesis research) that I made this summer…
b) My mother and father-in-law celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary last week, and I made this.
and our son turned 4 so I make this..
c) I began knitting to make a small striped baby blanket, and I’ve ended up making this blanket.
d) And just so that I’m not giving the impression that Makers all make “attractive” things, I also MADE this mess last week…
So, I’m left content in the knowledge that – for better or worse – “I’m a Maker, that’s who I am, and Makers make things!”
And here is a video from the Victoria & Albert’s exhibition The Power of Making that looks at some other proud “makers”: