Friday, December 30, 2011
The old saying about learning, is "practice, practice, practice". And we all know it's true. And if you're at all like me, you're a slower learner when it come to wood carving. This means that PRACTICE is even more critical to improving ones skills. I have found it most beneficial to set aside time each day to "practice". Now before you all say, "well heck yes! You're retired and have the time". Well, you'd be right about the retired part. But my practice occurs at a diner in town with my morning coffee and breakfast. Everybody has to have their morning coffee or tea and breakfast. I practice by roughing out at least two Santa's each week day morning at the diner. If anyone is figgering, it's 500 + a year. I started the day after Christmas and am on my way.
Some of the Santa's get pin backs and painted some just dipped in natural finish. Some I peddle at various events, most I just give away. Some get sent to nursing homes for patients to paint and keep, or to give as gifts.
The point is, set aside time to practice......