Why I started zween
There are a lot of really great craft blogs that I throughly enjoy visiting. The craft community seems to have really blossomed over the past several years and it’s exciting to see.
I started zween because I wanted to become a part of this community that I feel so connected to yet always just outside of. It’s my hope that zween will help me grow as an artist and crafter, as well as find other like-minded individuals and groups.
Because I have personally benefited from other crafters’ knowledge through their blogs, I wanted the opportunity to give back to this generous community
What does zween mean?
zween comes from Arabic and means:
Beautiful, cool, cute, lovely, pretty, kind, attractive, appealing, unique, wonderful, pleasing, fine, delightful, ideal, exquisite, dazzling, elegant, magnificent, marvelous, superb, excellent, interesting, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera…
In the context of this blog, zween is about embracing a D.I.Y. attitude and celebrating the handmade.
- Because our planet is becoming a more homogenous place every day and I do not want Wal-Mart to take over the world.
- Because I appreciate the handmade and recognize creativity in each person.
- Because Do-It-Yourself is a good mantra to live by and there is a small but growing army of people doing so.
- And because as an individual with a blog I have the power to help people create not only things, but experiences to enrich their lives which aren’t available at big box retailers.