As I often do at shows, I demonstrate my techniques. One particular afternoon as I was working on this piece, a lady came up to me and wanted to know what I was doing. As I was right in the middle of a perfect section to demonstrate, I gave her the full description of my process. I showed her how I look at the photograph to get the shape and size of each element just right. I showed her how I cut out each tiny piece, I showed her how I glue the piece down. And then I showed her how I stitch it to add the detail.
When I finished with all of this, she asked, "Where did you buy the kit?"
My mind first went blank. Then it started racing. I was thinking, "Um, did you not listen to my explanation? Did you not watch me do this? Does this even look like a kit?"
After all of this quickly went through my mind all I was able to say to her was, "It's not a kit."
I still don't know what a good comeback would have been. And I am still dumbfounded by this question. I guess people just continue to surprise me. And, I think I'll just not have an answer for this one. Chalk it up as another one of those things to laugh about after the show is over.
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