Wood carving calls for the exercise of manual skill and artistic feeling. Both are essential to the production of any good piece of carved work. Manual skill comes from the knowledge of the shapes and uses of tools and by putting this knowledge into actual practice. Artistic feeling is largely instinctive, but can also be inculcated
Practice. Ultimately, practice is the only way to master carving.
I'm a freelance graphic designer in Atlanta, Georgia. I've been a graphic designer for almost 30 years and have been freelancing for most of them. My experience is in design, print production, web design/development, and art direction.
I have always admired and been attracted to the art of woodworking, fine handmade furniture, and traditional joinery techniques. Now, I'm at the beginning of a new journey and excited to see where this path leads.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.Ralph Waldo Emerson
If The Fool Would Persist in His Folly, he Would Become Wise.unknown
He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail. To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.Abraham Maslow — psychologist
Man is a tool-using Animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.Thomas Carlyle — philosopher
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.Hal Borland