i asked a recent etsy customer if she minded if i shared what she wrote to me in a card that i got from her ~ specifically a bit about her explaining what she meant by seeing some really messed up stuff in my shop. she had purchased a vase from me earlier in the year ~ last week i got an etsy convo from her saying i had some really messed up stuff in my shop and then she said ' in a good way'. so, her answer was: "Sure, you can put it on your blog. Never knew I had a soft spot in my Art Heart for crumpled up metal til I saw your things."
when i got my check from her in the mail she wrote this in the card:
a beautiful mangling of one object: the artistic distressing of an object which renders it utterly Cool; possessing a unique patina due to everyday wear: the opposite of perfection: an object so used that is has achieved grace.
yeah its a good thing.