Wednesday, July 19, 2006
How do you explain what you do?
How do you explain to an 'outsider' what you do? Would be interested to hear your comments about what to say to people who have absolutely no idea what a stamp is (unless it's the postage variety), let alone an altered book or an ATC. Do you say you're an artist and you work in mixed media for a simple answer? Or do you say something more involved. A doll maker would say they make dolls. A scrapbooker would say - well everyone knows what a SB does/is, a beader the same, teddy bear maker etc etc. The list goes on. But how do you clarify to somebody who has no idea, what you spend your money/time/effort on (other than family of course - *big grins*). I used to say that I made cards and leave it at that. But now I hardly ever make a card, so can't use that one any more!
I've also attached an ATC I made last night for a 'Collections' swap. The small square idea came from a very talented artist - Julie Hetherington her blog link is here check it out - http://isthereashadow.blogspot.com/. I haven't made an ATC for that long and I thoroughly enjoyed making this one. Quite involved and only 8 more to go!