Creative Leisure

Arts and Crafts

The Quippery

Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
– Al Capp –

A child’s definition of art: first I think, then I draw a line around my think!
– Author Unknown –

A painting is what you make of it, besides which, ‘Moon, Weeping’ has a better ring to it than ‘Paintbrush, Dripping.’
– Robert Brault –

Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.
– Jules Feiffer –

Asking a seamstress to mend is like asking Michelangelo to paint your garage.
– Author Unknown –

Been there, done that, scrapped a page about it.
– Anonymous Scrapbooker –

Crafters are not complicated. How hard is it to say “You’re a genius” and give us chocolate?
– sizzix.com –

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
– Scott Adams –

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
– Pablo Picasso –

Given enough glue sticks, I could rule the world.
– thirdyhandmadedays.com –

I can make anything with a hook and yarn. What’s your superpower?
– Author Unknown –

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
– Sir Winston Churchill –

I don’t know why my husband says I’m hard to shop for. Surely he knows where Hobby Lobby is.
– agirlandagluegun.com –

I like to take slow, romantic walks down the craft aisles at Michaels.
– agirlandagluegun.com –

I’m a craftaholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the craft store.
– Factory Direct Craft –

I might look like I’m listening to you but in my head I’m sewing.
– beatnikkids.com –

I’m in a good place right now. Not Emotionally. I’m just at the craft store.
– agirlandagluegun.com –

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed – they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce…? The cuckoo clock.
– Orson Welles –

It all starts with one little bead.
– Author Unknown –

I’ve been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.
– Stephen Wright –

Keeping house is like stringing beads with no knot at the end of the thread.
– Author Unknown –

Knot tonight. I’m beading.
– message on a t-shirt –

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
– G.K. Chesterton –

My Husband Said If I Buy More Crafting Stuff He Will Leave Me… I’ll Miss Him!
– Author Unknown –

Of course I talk to myself when I craft. Sometimes I need expert advice.
– favecrafts –

Oh, there you are, Albus,’ he said. ‘You’ve been a very long time. Upset stomach?’ ‘No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,’ said Dumbledore. ‘I do love knitting patterns.’
– J. K. Rowling –

Scrapbooking is all fun and games until someone loses an eyelet.
– Anonymous Scrapbooker –

Sew much fabric, sew little time.
– Author Unknown –

Some call it empty nest. I call it new craft room.
– Author Unknown –

The chances of running out of yarn on a project are directly related to the difficulty that you will have getting more.
-Stephanie Pearl-McPhee –

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
– Pablo Picasso –

There is no wrong way to knit. … We should all agree to stop correcting each other and deal with the more important issue. How wrong crochet is.
– Stephanie Pearl-McPhee –

When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college — that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, “You mean they forget?”
– Howard Ikemoto –

Whoever said Disney was the happiest place on earth has clearly never been to Michael’s.
– someecards –

Whoever said handmade is cheap obviously never purchased craft supplies.
– SweetlyScrapped.com –

Why buy it for $7 when you can make it yourself for $92 of craft supplies.
– Author Unknown –

You haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.
– Author Unknown –

You might be an artist if you chose to buy that new Russian Sable Number Six Round Brush instead of a Big Mac, a large fry, a milkshake, dessert, and five gallons of gas.
– Author Unknown –

You never know what you have until you clean your craft room.
– Author Unknown –

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