Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hammering out issues...

Oh, gang!
I hear from some of you that the text goes far to the right for a long time.
I hear from most everyone that commenting is hard. Lee seems to be the only one who can comment.
(Right now, I have comments open to everyone, but you need to be able to type the phrase that pops up in order to post. This is supposed to keep the spam at a minimum.)
I do not know why these problems are popping up, and I am looking into it!
Shop Monkey, eek eek

Find Peace in Your Frigidaire

What makes an artist?

I've been wondering something today, and I hope you all can answer this, even if it's with "this debate is so boring!"
I read Cloth, Paper, Scissors while Rosie dyed my hair today. Something in the "Popping the Question" section caught my brain. The question was "What art supplies do you like to travel with?"
One person answered, "I always have knitting or small sewing projects, but now that I've been introduced to CPS, I'm putting an art pack together, including a camera that will go with me from now on. I can't begin to tell you what your magazine has done for my creative juices. Thank you to all your wonderful artists who share so much with us 'wannabes.'"
Here's my question: When does someone stop thinking of her/himself as a "wannabe" and start being an artist? Why does the writer above think of herself as a wannabe? And is it presumptuous of me to think of myself as an artist? I know that I have a lot to learn, but I still think of myself as an artist. Do you consider yourself to be an artist? If so, why?
Please tell me what you think.