made by hand

by Grace Bonney

I will never tire of well-produced films about makers. Tiny snippets of footage that let us peek inside a world of artisan-level craft and skill are indispensable when it comes to helping consumers understand the cost and labor that goes into handmade work. This is the latest film in the Made by Hand series, a short film project that highlights talented craftspeople in various fields. This episode is dedicated to Megan Paska, a Brooklyn-based beekeeper, backyard farmer and educator. If for no other reason, this film will stay with me because of the line, “This is the first time in my life when I’ve felt absolutely on the right path.” I think that is the feeling we’re all trying to achieve. Seeing a great example of someone who’s found that path is inspirational and absolutely necessary for strengthening (and growing) the handmade community. Click play to watch the film above and click here to watch the other videos in this series. Thanks to Keith for sending this our way. xo, grace

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  • Wow, thank you so much for finding and sharing this video. I too love seeing a snippet into the life of someone who does something that they feel very passionate about. The video is so well made, it feels almost magical. I am inspired, motivated and even refreshed when other people are on their ‘path’.

  • Indeed, it’s exciting to be a part of the efforts at the sustainable living. I’m overjoyed that yet another “maker” is making the awareness of the handmade work arrive at the main stream education.

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