When I’m asked about my woodworking, it is typically in the realm of “Where you do you get your ideas?”
My response is “I keep my eyes open, something strikes me, and I try to make something like it out of wood”
In preparation for just such a talk this week to a local woodworking guild, I have put together some work that I can directly correlate to the inspiration for same. My hope is that it might help you get creative, too!
The order will be – first what iinspired the design, then the work. Hope you find it useful!
The yin/yang is a very widely recognizable symbol. While it holds no real significance for me, the design does.
One of my most requested works – slither, came from a child’s toy.
Anyone who has played “Half Life” would recognize a sentry bot.
A seed pod of some sort
And my version…an EYEpod
A sea cucumber
Milkweed seed pot
Scary looking camel spiders in Iraq
A forked tongue
Look at the area where the bowl meets the handle, see the fork?
Graceful ballet dancer
As you can see, I get most of my ideas from the surrounding world. Hope you liked it!
-- Just another woodworker