Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Where do I belong????


( Here are some new pieces I have added to the shop , however they are sold!!! )


Often, I find myself in a crowded coffee shop , at the park or even at my sons school and I am the only person who is not deep in concentration over their mini typewriter. Yes I know this is what they call "texting". I am in my late thirties and somehow I have missed the boat on the latest technology. Now I have always been a bit stubborn, and I chose not to take computer graphics in school and I still have a romantic view of letter writing. I still need that physical connection with things. I still believe that you can not truly replace film in photographs despite the digital ease. Am I the only one standing still in time?? My hands really show the love I have for paper and texture and process. Perhaps that is why I love using vintage letters and books in my work. The things left behind in this world really tell the stories of all that have touched it. Yes I have been able to start a blog and I am more than surprised that I can manage my etsy store........ I am content with my knowledge ........ there is nothing better than that exchange in energy to feel truly connected to the world.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

ooooh! The birdies were SO cute Courtney!! I am so with you on this whole post. I don't even have a regular cell phone...just one of those emergency pay as you go things. The other Moms at the bus stop say texting is the only way they can communicate with their teenagers. I just can't imagine. ugh.

Hope you are having a great week Courtney!! xox...jenn

Jenn said...

ooooh! The birdies were SO cute Courtney!! I am so with you on this whole post. I don't even have a regular cell phone...just one of those emergency pay as you go things. The other Moms at the bus stop say texting is the only way they can communicate with their teenagers. I just can't imagine. ugh.

Hope you are having a great week Courtney!! xox...jenn

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I 100% know exactly what your talking about! I have never once did the text message thing and I still write letters to friends and family. I have a cell phone but it's never turned on or charged for that matter. I can't stand to talk on the phone and I still to this day never programed a VCR/DVR or whatever that thing is. My husband says that if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have a phone or TV and he's completely right. I find I am happiest when I am working with my hands. Cutting and pasting is the best. I don't know if it's the 30 something bug we have but I still find my life is really great with just the simple things.

Great post.

CourtneyP said...

Thank heavens , I am not the only one !!! We girls need to stick together!