Sunday, December 04, 2005
crafter vs. artist
I have been thinking recently about whether I am a crafter or an artist. I got to thinking about it after reading a post in one of the Yahoo groups. I thought the comments were really snotty and opinionated. It slammed people who did not share that person's views. I guess that person was being honest - in their own mind. I did want to see what kind of art this person did since this person was thought so highly of him/herself. I wonder how insecure this person was to slam people who used prepared backgrounds and collage sheet images. Everyone works at different levels and want to do different things. Does using a prepared background or collage sheet image diminish your credibility and ability as an artist? Well, poop on that point of view. If you were so good, then you would not be hanging around a Yahoo group all the time!!! At this point, I really do think that I am an artist. I am mostly an assemblage artist. I love to work with metals and paints. I will collage anything that appeals to me. There are still times will I will do stuff that is considered crafts. Sometimes, I don't think my ATCs or fat book pages can be considered art, but I still enjoy doing it. I enjoy the challenge of collage and design. At the moment, I like heating up the melting pot and creating UTEE shapes and images using stamps and Pearl EX. I still like doing variations of altered puzzle pieces. I still enjoy experimenting and doing different things. I still like creating mini zines for swaps. My muse will change and I will go on to something else. I just go where ever my muse takes me. Okay, I am done now.