Now this post is quite enlightening and sad. Not sad in a crying way, but more so in the WTH I've been missing out on some great motivation and talent. First and foremost, I truly hope no one takes any offense to this post. It is not meant to be offensive in any way at all. Just being honest with myself here and everyone in the world who finds it interesting enough to read. hee hee
The last week or so things at work have been ubber slow! I mean I go through all blog updates, the hunt some pinterest, read all the online news that interest me and isn't blocked at work (they block all sports!! and honestly since football is over.. ehh I have no real interest in Basketball). So, back to it. I find myself then just surfing blogs! Looking to see who's a new follower and who follows them and so forth. Just random blog surfing! Yes, I'm that bored! In a month I'll have more than enough to do, but for now.... ya uneventful! At one point my boss let me bring in all my card making materials to make cards! I mean after all I make them for every employees, so it was sorta work! It only lasted about two hours come to find out crafting at work and it being okay......feels weird!
So, last week I got received a comment from a .......(gasp).......... "Man"!!!! Now his comment was nice and was on my giveaway post stating he wanted to participate as well and that he in fact was not a woman as my post addressed "the ladies". First impression "Oh no!!! Some perv got on my blog, he wants to "play" all right but its not with the challenge!" haha now before anyone goes and gets their panties in a bunch, just take a moment to think of your first impression when a man posts a comment on a crafting blog. It's something new. I was indeed dumbfounded when I went to look at his crafting blog. It was witty, funny, and totally full of energy! I mean you all think I have energy and am bouncing off the walls, and shop too much, but this guy very well may out do my "bounciness".
Kory in fact enjoys paper crafting. I was in awe! HOW FRICKIN COOL! So, then I did some digging and Oh My Word! I never judge anyone.. and I mean anyone! Judgement sucks in all aspects, but I felt horrible when I realized not only was there a large stream of MEN crafters, but they were actually amazing! I'm not talking just good, I'm talking about motivational and very talented. WOW oh WOW.
I mean you could have knocked me over with a feather. I mean we all know Tim Holtz! We all love him! But I guess I never really thought of other men paper crafting! I had seen some art blogs where there was painting and such but never layouts and cards and well, like I said nieve me! I feel like now I've been missing out. Their approach to writing/blogging and their crafting is different! And I LOVE IT> Now everyone knows me, once that window has opened there's no closing it so I sought out other male crafters! Just blown away I tell you! I'm adding links to their blogs below here and hope that you pay them a visit, follow them if you enjoy and think they may inspire you as well. I mean when I stumbled upon them I felt like someone had been hididng something from me, wasn't Tim the only male crafter.... haha. Well men, the secret is out! and I'm spreading the word! If you happen to stop by them, leave them a comment and let them know Craft Donkey sent you.
Do you know of any male crafting blogs, please feel free to share away. I'd love to discover even more men who are as in love with crafting as I am!