Starting this second challenge/journey, this time accompanied by two fellow jocks.
Darryl and Russel. It sure is going to be fun watching our collective progress, see what great new things come out of our shops, and hear about how this adventure shapes our woodworking journey.
Last time I was attempting to make a sell-able piece every day. This time I’m not going to force myself to have to make something come out that perfect. Sure it gave me great practice with my pens and bottlestoppers, but it was a bit nerve wracking and it made me make “safer” choices.
In the coming days/weeks, if I am so inspired to try something else I havent tried before. Something Ive only read about, or even something I’ve never even seen yet, I’ll be willing to try, without having to have a plan B.
I’m hoping to really give my creative muse a workout this time… and who knows, maybe some odd art collector will want to buy a tri-axis bowl (with an embedded skew) that broke into a billion bits after it flew off the lathe?
Last November, I was posting on a (seemingly) now-defunct website. and the rules were simple. Make something (draw, bake, paint, write, whatever your creative outlet is) everyday for the month. Post it. (they hosted the event in April, June, Sept, and Nov)
I’m still following the spirit of the original contest, by posting a new project everyday… but I’m not requiring myself to complete something in one day… just so long as I stagger my projects so that I can complete and post one everyday. And everything is started/finished within 30 days. If it’s something I’d started before the word “go” then it doesn’t count… (I am hoping to be motivated by my progress to complete some of these 90% done projects while I’m down in the shop – you know waiting for the glue to dry, or for the brain to kick-in.) Whatever your take is on the 30 in 30,... it’s all good. Russel is working on multiple, varied projects at the same time, and will likely post en masse when he’s ready.
It’s not too late join in (granted you might have a little bit of catch-up to do) Just so long as you’re not making 30 of the same thing (cause the idea is to challenge yourself) get on board this train, and see where your creativity takes you. There’s plenty of room – and the coffee’s really good. Otherwise, sit back and relax. Next train departs, Nov 1, 2009. I’ve already booked my ticket!