Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tara at Scoutie Girl asked "Labels What's Yours?" (http://www.scoutiegirl.com/2010/05/labels-whats-yours-we-scout-wednesday.html) today. Funny...I have been thinking alot about this lately. At my Etsy site I am using the label "Metalsmith" and I am conflicted as to whether I deserve this label. I look at the work of other metalsmiths and know that I have a lot to learn. And in fact when I am around "real" metalsmiths I do not use the label. However, I am finding that by calling myself a metalsmith (because this is what I want to be) it encourages me to just do it and conquer my fear of metalsmithing techniques...like torches and saws and drills.