Friday, October 23, 2009

"Local" Artisans

Artisan, what does the word artisan mean? According to, as a noun, it means a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson. Why is that important?

In this time of our economy, it is a very important term. We all have a variety of local artisans that provide us with a variety of products and services which are often superior to those of the Big Box Stores. The quality that we should all expect, but often settle for something else

With the holiday season approaching, take a few moments and consider the opportunities you might have around you who could indeed provide you with craftsperson type work in their field. It might cost a few cents or maybe even a few dollars more, but I would imagine that in most cases, you will get a much better value for your hard earned money. Keep in mind that if cheaper was always better, we'd all be driving Yugo's right now.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to explore some "Local" Artisans and the products and services they offer with the idea of promoting the high quality they provide and often times the higher level of service that you don't typically get at the mall stores.

If you know of someone in your area that would fit the description, please feel free to have them get in touch with me via a comment here, or via email at . I would love to meet them and learn about their specialty and how they do it.

Check back soon to meet a few of my local favorites and why they are some of my favorites.

1 comment:

  1. And in a very small way your comment has prompted me to look at your blog. :)