Growing up on the farm in Michigan, my first jobs were detasseling corn, bailing hay and chasing down pigs in the barnyard: all physical labor using my hands. As I grew up and entered the marketplace, my jobs moved farther and farther away from the labor of my hands. Although I love my work, I missed some of the physical labor of my youth and the satisfaction that often comes by seeing the results that come from the work of your hands.
Then, one day about 10 years ago, I picked up a piece of leather and began to work with it to create something fun! I was hooked! I could make really cool, functional things and once again feel the satisfaction of working with my hands to produce something good. This is how I got started in leather work.
But, the truth is, my leather goods are not just about a a nice product to me. It’s more than that! The products I make and sell at Write One Line are directly tied to my personal dream of connecting people to a deeper, more meaningful life!
When you write in one of my custom leather journals, that’s connected to a deeper life. When you wear one of my Theme Bracelets with your personal word or phrase on it, that’s connected to a deeper life! When you place a good book or magazine inside my custom magazine rack, that’s connected to a deeper life!
It’s not just about a leather product to me! It’s about making a great leather product that connects you to a deeper place. It’s about a mission to help make your life better! So, thank you for giving me a chance to make some with my hands that can lead you toward a better life!
Always Write, Scott