Thank you, WMD. Your comments about the separation of media specialties really take me back. Did you know that early in human history, for example the ancient Greeks, artistry was frequently taught in separate media only as a part of a trade?
Hobbyists weren’t artists. The word ‘Poi-eet-eez’ as they may have pronounced it meant ‘maker.’ It may have applied equally to any art or craft. Our modern word ‘poet’ comes from it.
My muses have attention deficit disorder and like impersonating one another. It makes things difficult sometimes. I went to write a sonnet once . . . and the carving turned out well.