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Thursday Feb 09, 2012

Arts and Crafts

school trip
School Trip

What’s the difference between art and craft?

I hear this question often, and it also came up during my talk at the 2012 SmARTist Telesummit.

Let me preface that all comparisons in art are traps. It’s more important to know what you are doing and why, then trying to live up to someone else’s evaluation. Of all the pitfalls you may face, self-deception is the worst.

If you’re certain that you can reproduce your work, then it is a craft. And great craft is as rare as great art.

If you face the empty canvas of your work, not knowing whether it will lead to anything, then it may lead to art—not reproducible or guaranteed.