The Nature of Craft August 17, 2016 10:27
This is the thing I'm on about with craft. The integration of movement with the personality; when one practices with intent, eventually movement and personality are indistinguishable. Movement is internalized so that there is no differentiation between thought and intended result; they are simultaneous. There is loss of detachment and such a total focus that it allows the practitioner to shut off the noise, and go outside themselves and the daily travails. There are many ways to achieve this, though almost all require a conscious, repetitious practice with clear intent to achieve. When done for craft, objects result which can bring a heightened awareness to the user, which can expand the users awareness often proportional to the level of skill and intent by the maker.