OK, here’s why I have such a “Deer in the Headlights” face in that photo.
(I can’t believe I just said that out loud.)
You should read it in her words for sure, but our beloved Natalie Zee Drieu has decided to move on from CRAFT and focus on her family. She will be so sorely missed as the guiding hand behind what has always been my favorite craft website, but I do love the fact that she’ll be crafting with her daughter and maybe even making a little something for herself now and then. (She’ll also be blogging over at Coquette and Coquette Maman.)
Nat and I have been hard at work all week transitioning, and yesterday I got to visit the MAKE offices in Sebastopol and meet all those nice people whose pictures appear in the CRAFT sidebar in person. (They are amazing. The offices are amazing.) While I was there, Brookelynn snapped the awesome polaroid-esque photo above of Nat and me.
I’m proud to say that I’ve been actually in the site today, entering posts and doing editor-type things! I have a lot of information to absorb, and a lot of learning and adjusting to do, but lordy. This is an absolutely delightful and exciting challenge. To me, CRAFT is so much more than a collection of pretty pictures. It’s a driving force for originality and pushing the boundaries of what craft can be. CRAFT has helped me think about making things in new ways more than any other website. What an honor to be part of it.
I think I’ll take a couple weeks off blogging over here – I just need time to get my bearings. But I’ll be back, and we’ll keep talking about crafts and community.
And plastic canvas. Of course.