June 10, 2010
Hello out there!
We are Fort Makers, a gang of friends who are also artists. We travel, play, explore and make art together. We learn from each other and push each other forward as artists. That is our mission.
We’re so excited to open a new platform of discussion with the public- BLOGGING! Who would have ever thunk that old grandma here would be blogging? Well here we go.
Fort Makers wants to start a dialogue with you about art, making things, culture, lots of stuff. Because when we talk about art, we’re talking about life really, aren’t we?
Let’s begin with a discussion about the word “maker.” Here’s the definition. I tried to get one free from the OED but alas, you have to subscribe.
1. a person or thing that makes.
2. a manufacturer (used in combination): drugmaker; garmentmaker.
3. (initial capital letter) God.
4. the party executing a legal instrument, esp. a promissory note.
5. Cards. the player who first names the successful bid.
6. Archaic. a poet.
7. go to/meet one’s Maker, to die.
1300–50; ME; see make1, -er1
“maker.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 02 Jun. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/maker>.
Why do we create? Most human beings do, in some shape or form, be it crafting a table or having a child. I wonder if we create to satisfy our yearning for “godliness?” What do you think? Let’s discuss…
We’re really excited to hear from you!
Owner and Co-Founder of Fort Makers