Monday, May 11, 2009

What's in a name?

Naming a blog is hard.

I want to start this blog to be specifically about my crafts and creative efforts, since I seem to have an ever-expanding list of them.

I have been investigating creating things for as long as I can remember. My combination love of books and making things meant that I spent many hours at the Carnegie Library on Mount Washington in the crafts section, reading books about how to make dolls, jewelry, candles. How pretty things are made fascinated me at age 4 and still.

Pretty things I have learned the workings of include:
- People (undergrad degree in Psychology)
- Photography
- Bookbinding
- Scrapbooking
- Sewing
- Knitting
- Quilting
- Jewelry making

I almost always forget to list "cooking" "baking" and "reading" on lists of my interests on the back of product cards or facebook or whatever. To me, they are kind of like deep breathing, essential comforts I automatically end up doing.

So anyway, naming a creative blog after any particular craft seems like a bad idea, since I flit in and out of them so quickly. Turning away from names related to a particular craft, I started thinking about my own personality and what names might come from that. In the Meyers Briggs personality schema, one of my facets is "Intuitive" which apparently means "discerning the true nature of things". I find that appealing, and here I am at True Nature.

Welcome. :)

1 comment:

  1. I had so much trouble naming my blog as well! I finally settled on Betula`Loo which is named after the lake my grandparents had their cottage on and where I spent many summer vacations growing up. The Loo is just for fun!