Reflections on a Vocational Happenstance
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." - Louis Nizer
Names carry expectations. A person named Martin, we suppose, would be different from someone called Mack. Shakespeare tells us we are wrong about this, that in fact, ". . . a rose by any other name would smell as sweet", but we don't really believe him.
I chose"Jules Wrenne" for my knitting enterprise because it combines elements of my given name, Julie Renee, with my love for birds.
Naming this website was more difficult. I knew that the word "knit", or "knitting" had to be included for SEO reasons, but I wanted a title that showed something of my self. After some days of reflection, I decided on "Every Day Knitting".
I like this name because it tells you two important things about me: I knit every day and the work I produce is meant to be worn every day, not saved for special occasions.
Yes, I work with my hands, my brain (the hardest part!), and my heart. And yes, I strive to be artful in my original creations. But I don't want my work to be considered ART in terms of its pricing or its use.
If you own something of mine, I hope you wear it long and hard. It's OK to sweat in it, to wear holes in it.
It's even OK with me if you lose it or re-gift it.
But please don't be too careful with it. It's only knitting, after all.