Be it carving a wooden giant panda or making your own coffee table, remember these if you’re woodworking for art:
It’s okay to not get it right the first time.
Most people tend to give up after failing the first time. In woodworking, especially if you’re doing it for art, it’s okay to not get it right the first time. It’s something you fully master only by doing it for years. It’s something you fully master only by learning more about it each passing day. It’s also something you learn more about through actual experience. Most of all, it’s something you learn more about after trying, doing, and repeating until you finally get it right.
Use the right tools and equipment.
Just as a painter is to a canvass and a paintbrush, a woodworker is to a block of wood and a carving knife or any other woodworking tools and equipment such as Tim’s favorite wood planers on the market. And as the saying goes, “you can’t go to war without a weapon.” This goes not just for soldiers caught in a war overseas, but also for woodworkers deciding between letting creative ideas remain only as ideas and making creative ideas into a reality.
It’s okay to explore outside your specialty.
Woodworking is a form of art. It can be inspired from other art forms or even integrated with other art forms. Thus, it’s okay to explore outside your specialty. That way, you will not just learn more about how woodworking truly works, but also about how other things work with woodworking as second medium. Take for example, carving and painting. You can carve a wooden horse and paint it with vibrant colors. It can also be making and carving. You can make a wooden stool and carve it with intricate designs.
Everywhere, everything, and everyone is an inspiration.
Who says you can’t find any inspiration? Just look around you. What do you see? A wall? It’s a brick-styled wall. A dog? It’s an Alaskan Malamute. How about a car? It’s the latest electric car from Volvo. How about a tree? It’s Japan’s very own sakura. Okay, a man? He’s Chris Pratt, the one who starred in Guardians of the Galaxy. You see? Everywhere, everything, and everyone is an inspiration. All you need to do is look around you and take a closer look on what you see.
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