Our best designs can be spawned from working simply.
I have been preparing for craft shows lately by building a lot of boxes. I have noticed something that applys to every type of project we may encounter in our woodworking paths.
I have been seeing boxes I like such as peter Lloyd boxes and other great ones right here on lumber jocks and think “wow how great would it be to go with a style like that from now on!” when in reality trying to make something mind blowing I was slowing down my creativity process and in some cases have ruined projects.
I have noticed that when I stick to my guns and do things the way I would normally do them that my designs explode with character and creativity and they are a direct reflection of MY style in box making and wood working.
The point of this is to get across that at no point should you force innovation or force a style upon your work.
Simply going at your pace and sticking to your guns the way you learned things and the way you see things is in my opinion the best way for your own style and ideas to emerge.
So in review, dont force designs and style. Just go cut some wood and they will come out in there own time.
There is no need to force a style seen in other work upon your own.
-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~