ARTIST VS. ARTISAN VS. CRAFTSMEN
My first duck decoy was a wedding present to my wife, 20+ years ago. My second was a life-sized Common Loon that won Best in Class at a regional art and carving show. It was the first and only competition I entered. I figured I should go out on top.
My mother-in-law is a mixed media “Artist” who generally paints. When I was carving at her place by the lake she pointed out to me that I was an “Artisan” not an artist. You may have noticed that I did not put a label on my self. I simply create something I like and hope others will too.