Oct. 1/10 Preface: Jordan has asked that we save our shoe carving projects for a grand unveiling when we have completed the challenge and I will do that, however, I want to blog about the experience, from a personal level, to document my journey of self-awareness and personal growth. To do that I need to go back to the beginning… A week or so ago, Jordan Straker jokingly said something about posting a tutorial, teaching people how to “see” and to carve a shoe. What I h...
Oct. 8/10 This morning, feedback from my shoe carving peers got me thinking about “creativity”. My mind, and Spirit, I guess, are very creative. They really enjoy thinking and envisioning the possibilities. Yesterday, I started feeling comfortable with the carving process, giving me some breathing room, and my creative side kicked into gear. I am now seeing lots of new projects ready to unfold. This blossoming of creativity, however, gives me another challenge because the...
Oct. 15/10 I have a shoe… it may not be pretty and it may not be perfect but I have a miniature wooden shoe that looks like a shoe. I won’t point out the flaws because, well, what’s the point? If you see the flaws then you know they are there and I know they are there.. if you don’t see them, why would I want to ruin your good critique! Ha. :) My daughter was here this afternoon and saw the shoe sitting on the table. She said it was so cute and she liked it...
Oct. 4/10 Today I got the Dremel out and started uncovering the sole of my shoe. And then I had to pause… A pause.. why, you ask? I had to take a picture at this point because from this point forward things could start going wrong. Right now, it looks likes the sole of a shoe. I feel like stopping right now and putting my shoe on display – “look what I did”. But, alas, that is not what this journey is about and i must continue to move forward. So I switched ti...
Oct. 7/10 Today as I was carving out the toe area of my shoe (yes, it still looks like a shoe at this point!) I was contemplating what I could write about in my blog and thought that I wouldn’t have anything to say. (I know you boys are surprised at that and are probably breathing a sigh of relief as well)—but …. :) With my Dremel in hand I started thinking of when I first bought the tool. (Note: I was thinking BETWEEN carving sections… focus, focus, focus.) Anyw...
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