I admitted to a friend the other day that I was feeling the guilt again, since I came back from Truro I’ve only completed one small project and my skewers are still in their packaging. When I thought about it though, I’m still progressing but with some of the other foundations that I need for my future career to be a success.
I bought this book on recommendation, I’m not a massive reader but I felt confident from how it was described that it would be worth it. ‘The Element’ by Ken Robinson talks about embracing your passions and recognising the value that they have and the reality of what your passions can become. I’m finding it really uplifting and parts of it feel like they were written specifically for me. Spooky!
This workshop isn’t going to appear on its own, so it was time to get out the spade and start digging out the base. I’m hoping to have finished the excavation this weekend and then it’s buying hardcore and hiring a whacking plate – I get to play with machinery. Does it get more fun than that?
Earlier in the year I was given some sound advice to hunt out people who I admire to see what I could learn from them. The London Chair Collective came into this category for me, but more recently I’ve been admiring Hopper and Space. Joe and Ben not only restore and re-upholster some ultra cool mid-century pieces, but they have created a distinctive and sharp brand to support it. While the style of my pieces is a little different to theirs, I hope to have a similar presence one day.