(Cool draft logo for the series from Mignon Khargie)
We're launching a new series on Salon next week that I'm pretty excited about. It'll be called Made (the tagline: "The value in creating stuff") and will feature a weekly installment from one of our favorite writers/artists who will answer a very basic question: Tell us about something you've made, and why it holds particular value in this era of Internet/media ephemera.
It's a question I'd love to throw to you, our ambitiously creative Open writers, too. I know some of you create, a lot -- and find something primally necessary about doing so. We're fascinated about why you find value in creating -- whether it's a rose bush, a painting, a pie, a joke, anything. I'm always particularly interested in people who create for a living; tying your muse to your livelihood, which can be as daring as it can be rewarding (and, naturally, terrifying). I hope you'll take a stab at telling us what that's like.
If you do, be sure to tag your post: Made. We'll highlight the best ones on Salon as well, when we go up with our new installments. And hope you'll let me know what you think of the series as it continues.