Good Weekend, Bad News, and Cleaning Stew
This past weekend I went on a three day retreat with my Mom and our friend. I had a great time, we share food, coffee, fabric and ideas. I stayed up far to late one night sewing, and slept far too late the next morning!
Then today, I went to Stew (studio), and began the cleaning and reorganizing process for the upcoming sale in December. This meant, sorting through fabrics to weed it out a bit, I'm putting quite a bit of my fabrics for sale, both commercial and my hand dyes. I also changed the whole main area, so that it was more "boutique" like, for displaying pieces for sale.
My sewing/designing area is still in tatters, but I should be able to get that fixed up tomorrow. I will be leaving it up until the very end, as I still need to get a lot more together for the sale.
I received news this weekend, that I did not get the grant that I applied for. I was very sad to find out, and it still stings. I know it shouldn't, but it feels like a personal rejection! There was the obligatory thank you and please try again next round letter. (Which by the way, came a week before they had said decisions would be made!)
So, I'm cleaning Stew and licking my wounds, and yes, questioning whether I have the right to call myself an artist. Am I really just a crafter? This question has been bothering me since the night I got the news. How DO you know whether you're an artist, or a crafter? Anyone?