The theme for May is around how we descibe ourselves in terms of our work with fibre, textile etc. Artist? Carfter? Maker? Something else? Why?
Blimey! I think my piece for this month is going to have to be a plain blank piece of fabric, because I a do not use ANY word to describe myself. I am not an artist, or a crafter or any other such word. I certainly tell people I enjoy doing embroidery, or I enjoy making things from fabric, or I enjoy making hand-made books and so on, but I don’t describe myself as an embroiderer or a crafter or artist etc.
Perhaps that comes from my employed work where I am not any one thing. I may start the day doing some admin work, then move out to the warehouse and ship out some orders, then spend time doing the company accounts, and throughout the day I will be talking to customers on the phone.
No one word fits, just as there is no one word to describe myself in my leisure time.
Hmmmmmmmmmm…….. Maybe instead of a blank piece of fabric, I need to somehow incorporate everything. A REALLY encrusted piece. Blimey!