I created this page as my love of blogging has grown and I find it satisfying writing about some of my favourite things. I still have a passion for drones photography and technology, futurephoto will continue to be my main focus but who does not have their favourite things to help get them through the day, everyone has a habit or little routine they enjoy as and can enjoy some personal time or time with friends and family. As this page grows I hope you can choose from a selection of articles relating to great tasting coffees, Hemp reviews and information including CBD oils. I also like to vape and used this as a way to stop smoking cigarettes so I can recommend e-juices and cloud producing vape machines, if that isn’t enough to top off your action packed day why not sit back and relax with a craft beer while reading or enjoying other parts to my blog.
To get started I thought I would cover the word “Artisan” as this is a word I have come across a lot lately when browsing for various coffee, vapeing, e-juice and craft beers. The word artisan according to various references:
- Google “Artisan- “A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.”
- Dictionary.com – “A skilled worker; Craftsman.”
- Wikipedia “An is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative, for example furniture, decorative arts, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, food items, household items and tools or even mechanisms such as the handmade clockwork movement of a watchmaker. Artisans practice a craft and may through experience and aptitude reach the expressive levels of an artist”
- oxforddictionaries.com – “A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.”
“A good tradesman is hard to come by now a day’s a saying I remember being said quite often when growing up, I don’t know if that is because the crafts were changing and a shift from traditional apprenticeships especially in the corner of Scotland I grew up. Oil was booming and a lot of young people including myself were attracted by the money before me so the apprentices had shifted to the offshore world where a skilled trade would be based more towards the engineering/manufacturing like Welders, Electricians, Fitters, Turners, Millwrights, Steel metal Workers, Boilermakers, Mechatronics, Mechanics, Toolmakers, Instrumentation and electronics technicians.
House building requires Bricklayers, Plumbers, Carpenters, Joiners, cementers, Steel fixers, Glaziers, Plasterers, Tilers.
So not to totally digress from my original blog posts and original niche the question I asked my self was: Can you describe photographers as Artisan?? The answer I satisfied myself with was: Digital Age Artisans – Photographers, website builders and the likes create handcrafted items to provide their business owners or customers, the tools of their trade computers and software. So I feel the word artisan kept its meaning but the crafts we use to associate with a craftsman have changed! I believe in this modern world we are adapting to new skills because demand for different trends associating themselves to the Artisan name and becoming a popular trend/culture have evolved and are demanded. As technology, computer software and hardware have developed to replace slower older solutions making what I believe easier for smaller business or sole traders to emerge, these artisans of the future will help to serve the demand for unique, customised specialised hand crafted products.
For instance some of the developing popular trends I personally enjoy are:
“What better way to start your day than with a great cup of coffee, (very cliché but something I find to be true)” A small business person has created their coffee shop, where a skilled worker has roasted the beans and created a cup of coffee that is served to you with their own hands.
Industrial hemp you could argue is brought to you on large farms using machinery but smaller hemp farms/cultivations require handpicked and cultivated Hemp that is then used to create a whole variety of products like: Food & Drink Products, Beauty & Skin Care, clothing & Accessories, Paper and many more options. The wonders of the cannabis plant are rather amazing.
Making money with Cannabis : Read my post “4 ways of making money with Cannabis investments”
Hand blended e-juice by a skilled worker creating that delicious juice for your cloud producing vape machine that more than likely has your own a hand wound coil packed with your favorite cotton to help enrich the e-juice taste.
A small microbrewery having a few skilled brewers producing your favourite craft beer.