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Quickie Question: How ‘Out’ Are You?

By Twistie

via Fickle Cattle

No, I’m not asking about your sexual orientation. That’s really between you and, well, whomever you wish to share your sexuality with. If it comes up otherwise, you certainly don’t need to fret about what I’ll think of you, and if it doesn’t, I’m not that nosy.

But a recent post at a blog I follow and enjoy got me thinking about the fact that we can be closeted about a lot more than what gender we find more sexually appealing. And that leads me to the thought that crafts are often not valued, and some crafters find it easier not to talk about what they do than to come right out and say “My name is Twistie, and I make bobbin lace” in front of other people.

Me? I’m out and proud. If someone holds still long enough, chances are I’m going to say something about making lace. And if that particular craft doesn’t come up naturally, I may well steer the conversation in that direction.

So how out are you? Do you keep your crafting habits to yourself outside of ‘safe’ places like this? Are you more likely to mention it with close friends and family but reluctant with a relative stranger? Do you find ways to bring up the subject if nobody else does?

Oh, and if anyone can tell me who the artist is who made that fantastic piece pictured above, please let me know who it is. The source I found it at gave no credit and I want a) to give credit and b) to find more of the artist’s work.

2 Responses to “Quickie Question: How ‘Out’ Are You?”

  1. notblueatall Says:

    I love this! It’s true, I certainly don’t talk about some of my crafting projects and hobbies except with a close few. Funny how a lack of confidence or comfort or familiarity can make one avoid a beloved topic of conversation. Thank you for pointing this out for me. =0)

  2. Twistie Says:

    Hey, you’re the one who got me thinking about it! LOL!

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