I bought some cardboard cards (very soft, very weathered) and the guy asked what I was going to do with them. How do I answer that? How do I explain what I do? And really, does he care? In this case, he did, because he and his wife are both artists. She creates steampunkish mixed-media sculptures and he makes jewelry (I bought a pendant that he made with a very small pulley, a garnet mined in Montana, and a tiny watch spring.) So yes, he was an exception. But for the most part, explaining my art is difficult for me to do. Even to myself!