Littlejon Dsgn wrote in post #15497020
I was not trying to put down those that went to Art School, I just know alot of people that never did and still call themselves an artist. I love to take photos but I do not consider myself a photographer, dont feel my skills are there yet. I have also sold some prints and what not but still dont wanna call myself a photographer.
To me a title is just a title. Some you have to earn via school or certification program (like a certified welder).
"Some" might be the key word here.
There are welders, and as you say, "certified welders".
The deal is, a title is just a name, but we, as workers have to be called something, so if a welder was one of the worst welders around, he'd still be one, even if he was self-taught. He may have the earned title of the worst welder in that county, but it's a title.
As an artist, one might be self-taught, but still be called an "artist" due to it's harder to call them a 'drawer of things'. heheh Really, it's a title, maybe not an all important one, but a name of something.
Personally, I answer to, "Hey!".