An Artist?

I am hesitant to claim this label for myself, something about just desserts comes to mind… You will notice, when I’m doing your job, whatever it is, an attention to detail beyond the ordinary. Part of that is because I am present most, if not all, the time. I pay attention to detail because I like to do things the right way. It’s better for me, and it’s better for business. Better for you too. I’m tempted to say here that it’s because I am a virtuous person that I operate in this fashion, but that would sound rather immodest, don’t you think? No, we can say anything we want to about ourselves, if we’re going to say something, then we’d better damn-sure back it up. Excuse my French here folks, just trying to make a point. So life keeps me plenty busy trying to “back-up” my thoughts about myself, certainly, if not my words. I don’t really march around shooting my mouth off about myself (shameless self promotion I like to call it), because I’d figure, that nobody would want to hear it; I don’t like to hear it. But there is always a thought life, and what kinds of thoughts do any of us have about ourselves? More positive than negative? Here’s my goal: 90% of my thinking about myself, or anything really, should be positive. Sound like a worthy goal? So I will claim the label of artist, after all that. Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve got to call a spade a spade here. What is the nature of my particular artistrty? I specialize in working with natural stone, from field-stone to cut stone to large outcroppings. All of it dry-laid, there is no one better than I at what I do, in part because I’m that aforementioned artist. There, I said it; got a whole-lotta backing it up to do now.