The fine line between Craft and Art

I have always been interested in crafts of one kind or another. In the past I was right into cross-stitch and embroidery and now I am absorbed in papercrafts: scrapbooking, cardmaking and just starting to dabble in artist trading cards.

So I’ve always appreciated the wonderful things that crafting people make and pondered the fine line that often exists between craft and art.

A perfect example of this fine line would be my friend Doreen’s dolls. Doreen designs and makes incredible fantasy dolls. They put me in mind of the kind of models that come out of the Hansen Workshop (eg. The Dark Crystal).

Check out this post on ThatchSpace about Doreen’s dolls with some great pictures of Olaf, her latest award-winning creation. In Thatch’s words

“saying Doreen makes dolls is like saying Tolkien writes books”

If you’re as impressed as I was, leave her some love. She refuses to believe she’s as good as she is.

PS: Don’t forget to upload your Layout of You onto your blog before the end of the month and link to Scraps of Mind. It can be about any aspect of you that you want. No rules. No judging. Just friendship and fun.

Other related posts:

The 29th Annual Festival of the Sun
Scrapbook Challenge – scrapbook layout about you

4 Responses to The fine line between Craft and Art

  1. Rachael May 25, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    Thanks for the link! “The Dark Crystal” was one of my favorite movies as a kid.

  2. Kahshe Cottager aka Jen May 25, 2007 at 10:24 pm #

    Soon I will be off for a weekend at the cottage. I am planning to take my laptop and try to make a page for your challenge .. which will be a real challenge for me!

    Hope you don’t mind that I have added your site to the sidebar on my blog.


  3. Karen May 26, 2007 at 9:36 am #

    Have a great weekend Jen. I’ll look forward to your layout. Glad you’re joining our challenge.
    Thank you for adding me to your side bar. I’m very flattered.


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