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Fenwick: master craftsman
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ray FenwickKovey Korner 21 Mar 2008 10:41 AM

 

RAY FENWICK has some pretty cool merch available over at the Pantry Press Etsy Shop, the result of his artist-in-residence that ended last month.

This has nothing to do with Ray's phenomenal work, which I greatly covet and admire, but looking at Etsy, I am struck by how 'crafting' has seemingly become the new D.I.Y. medium of choice. I wonder if it's because all the zinesters of the '80s and '90s are now in their 30s and 40s and knitting onesies instead of xeroxing Gen X (or L) manifestos? I'm not sure what to make of it. I do like pretty things, but can only get so excited when in boutique potholder form. I'll shut up now, I'm treading on very thin ice with many of my dear friends and coworkers. Not to mention my wife. Did I mention that Jacob Covey hates Manga? He really does. He told me he would rather read a potholder. What's up with that? 

UPDATE: I am just being a smart-ass. I don't really mean any of this.