It's about the trades and seeing the artisans at work dying yarn, weaving cloth, weaving baskets, blacksmithing, building furniture, making barrels, making bricks, building a timber frame, silversmithing, making shoes, binding books...
|Photo from ColonialWilliamsburg.com|
It's also about the art museums - the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum - with their amazing examples the works of American artisans. Colonial Williamsburg is great inspiration to get out there and work with your hands and create wonderful, and useful, everyday items using traditional methods.
|Photo from ColonialWillliamsburg.com|
(The second and third images are from Colonial Williamsburg's website because, despite carrying the camera everywhere, we just didn't take any photos on our trip yesterday. The first image is from one of our previous trips. Visit Colonial Williamsburg's website to learn more.. The works featured on Inspiration Monday are those that I enjoy and I have not been compensated in any way to include them on my blog.)