Wow. I have never made a "movie" before. I wonder if it works? You all will have to let me know.
I was thinking about how we perceive ourselves. When I was in the fashion business, my daughter Robin and I were walking out of the "Market" building after setting up a display in my showroom. We were laughing and talking and playing "lets pretend"--something we often played at. I said, "I know, lets pretend I am a fashion designer and we are....." Robin stopped walking and looked at me. "But Mom," she said, "You are a fashion designer." Oh, right. I was. I don't tend to label myself so I am surprised when others do. Does that make sense? Don't get me wrong. I take my work very seriously and I will be insulted if you assume I "just like to do little crafty things" (see recent post about an inspirational visitor), but on the other hand, I rarely take the time to wonder how other people see me. A couple of days ago, a friend of mine asked me if she could bring her Granddaughter by to see my studio as she is interested in art and would like to see a real artist's studio. Of course that is fine with me. I love to have people visit me in my studio, especially children. But I had to stop and think, just like I did in that Dallas parking lot all those years ago, "Oh right. I am an ARTIST".