My blogging is more like a diary. It is about my personal woodworking journey. The Western Design Conference is just a week away and my brain is kicking into high gear. I’ve been offline for a week and a half so I’ve just been trying to catch up here at Lumberjocks. Reading some good stuff about marketing, websites, shows, etc. The range of professional experience is very educational. I have to admit I expected some direct response from a web site, but haven’t got a bite. Well I am suppose to be getting a few million dollars from some young lady in South Africa and this cream that is suppose to… never mind. My experience with galleries is that the furniture could sit for years before being sold. Then every thing could sell in a month. Time will tell with the web site. I’m just glad I didn’t spend thousands. I don’t know how many times I was told all I needed was a web site to “get my stuff out there”. Speaking of thousands of dollars this Western Design Conference has my fear level on the rise. Getting my stuff out there! What a chore. Thousands of dollars that could have done the addition to my shop and furnished it with tools. What was I thinking? I’ll tell you. Ever since I saw Ralph Kylloe’s books. I wanted to build beautiful rustic furniture. They showed a level of craftsmanship and artistic ability I could only dream of. Dream I did. To build at this level I knew I had to play with the big boys and in my part of the world they played at the Western Design Conference. So my fellow Jocks I could use your prayers. The day is just a week away. You folk here get a lot of the credit. You have provided me with a vast amount of inspiration. I know it would have been too easy to just get wrapped up in cabinet work and let another year slip by. Week by week I would see some project posted that kept my creative spark alive. Don’t expect a well written account of my trip like you got from Mark. I usually forget to take photos. But I will take the spirit of Lumberjocks with me. Thank God that is all I will need.
|Blog entry by dennis mitchell||posted 08-26-2007 11:10 PM||1032 reads||0 times favorited||12 comments|