Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Perhaps A Movie


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".

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So this morning, I took some pictures of my studio, nothing studied, just some quick photos of different parts of the room. I wanted to see how it might look to others (and then I saw I could make it into a movie!). I am reminded of when I was a young married woman living in cheap apartments or houses. I would have plans for fixing them up and somehow I visualized those plans as accomplished. But it was only in my mind and when suddenly, I was expecting visitors, I would panic. They would not see those cute curtains I put up in the kitchen because they weren't really there! That sounds crazy doesn't it? I just had, and do have, a good imagination.

 
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4 comments:

Bobbie Casey said...

wow, what a great studio! You need to tell about the Dallas Ballet, as well.
You are an inspiration to me and always will be.

Love,

Bobbie

Peggy said...

It came out great, you artist woman designer maker you! xx

Roberta said...

Lovely video. How did you get it to flow from one scene to the other? I am useless with videos........

karen said...

well done! I am so impressed.....and covet your studio space....