I'm posting this as part of Fandango's Flashback Friday. Originally published on April 2 of last year:
I carved intermittently from the 1960s through the mid-seventies. Going to graduate school put an end to most carving activities, and I didn't pick it up again until 1992.
It was a slow day—the type of show where artists and craftspeople spend most of the time talking to each other.
If you buy too many woodworking magazines, you may develop shop and tool envy.
If not golden, silence can be precious
Try something new.
Watch yourself out there. It's a dangerous marketplace for the creative.
Little things can alter the path we travel as craftspeople, and opening ourselves to new influences is vital to keep our work fresh and exciting.
We can easily get lost in the weeds talking about tradition in crafts.
January is prototype month in my small carving shop.