(n.) the soul, creativity or love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work.
This wonderful, underused, word describes something that can be seen in many places.
I’m happy to say I see it in my own work.
I hope others do too.
That aside, wherever you look you can spy something lovingly handcrafted, beautifully written or passionately taught.
I see meraki whenever I look at the following….
The recycled, upcycled, handmade creativity of Meebee designs. https://www.facebook.com/MeebeeDesigns?fref=ts
The weird essence of self that appears in the writing and art of A Dark Whimsy. http://adarkwhimsy.wordpress.com/ (she really is a fruit cake).
The seemingly random mix of craft and teachings of Winniemay’s Hankerings. https://www.facebook.com/WinnieMaysHankerings?fref=ts
The shaping, moulding, creative hands of Kelly Loves. https://www.facebook.com/kellylovescraft
The shapes, forms and unconditional love that emanate from the beautiful soul that is Portsmouth Yoga. http://www.portsmouthyoga.co.uk/
All these people fill their crafts with energy, fun, dedication and commitment. They pour their heart and soul into what they do.
And I am privileged to be able to say, to one degree or another, I know them all and my life is richer for that.