Stories and lessons learned about the hows and whys of living by a traditional understanding of art â€” not as object, but as activity, as a way of life. Included are essays about principles of design, measure, and proportion, as well as social and economic aspects of working as an artist -- earning money, working for community, teaching, learning....Â You can read it in it's entirety below, and download it free or buy a paper copy ($20, full color, w/photos) through the bookstore. There's also a forum at theworkofart.org. The ideas aren't new but, like seeds, they must be adapted to each . . .