A handmade item, particularly a handicraft, is so much more pleasant that a machine-made one. It has creative energy trapped inside it. It bears the memory of creation. That is why original art is so much better than prints. A print is a picture of art. It may be pretty, but it is lifeless. An original piece has been touched by the artist. During the process, artistic energy was transferred to the canvas through the brush…or into the clay from the potter's hands. The work reflects back the energy that its creator put into it.

November 21, nineteen98