Sometimes I think that making requires a split personality. The beginning of the process is all about design- worrying about scale, line, proportion, function. Once you start to break down lumber, mill stock, join parts, the focus is only on craftsmanship, accuracy. Then, at a certain point, lost in the zen of the moment, you happen to look up and see that the designer's vision you'd forgotten about has begun to take shape at the hands of the craftsman. At that moment both halves of my brain look across at each other and say "hey, nice job." Then it's back to work.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Multiple Minds of a Maker
I love this sentiment from Mike Pekovich @Pekovichwoodworks on Instagram. I love those moments on conception, building and recognition. It's also at the last stage that you sometimes discover that your conception and the execution, don't match and it's either better, worse or just different than you'd intended.