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CHAT: Hobby or art form?

From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Thursday, March 16, 2000, 8:23
Nik Taylor skre:

> James Campbell wrote: > > This made interesting reading. Conlanging is a art form, is it not? > > Maybe. I tend to think of it as a hobby, rather than an art form. But, > I can see the argument for calling it an art-form.
My conlanging is a hobby, too. There's little in it I could call artful (but then I tend to have a low opinion of my own work). If I [still] painted, that would be a hobby I would hesitate to call art; it would be for enjoyment only, like the conlanging. But I do feel that conlanging in general is an art form, and here on this list we have our own Matisses, Dalis, Turners and Lichtensteins. /Blessed Jorthel/, Campbell, stop being so pretentious. ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================