"Gazing at the Mountains" was an old Samurai skill. It works in other areas as well.
My shop is NOT, an Instagram ready location.
Working directly from the log always offers surprises.
Hand carved sails add a nice touch to a ship portrait.
For me cherry is almost the perfect wood.
some large pieces need to be constructed piece by piece.
woodworkers are masters of recycling from plank to scrap.
taking time to reflect or meditate is never a bad idea before starting in the shop.
Giving a gift is a special part of being an artist
Rather than think about the one indispensable tool think about the suite of tools that make your work possible.