Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome to the shop!

Excuse the clutter, it's not always like this.
Sometimes there's lots of sawdust as well!  This is where I
work, and I welcome you to my blog where I will periodically share what I'm up to and occasionally spaz out about the latest splendid piece of wood I've acquired.  Who knows, maybe I'll even share some technical information.  A little science and engineering is good for you!

As some of you might already know, I've recently decided to enter the arts and crafts fair scene, so I've ramped up production in hopes of getting into a couple events next summer.  It has been a lot of fun spending more time working and playing with new designs.  Having a looming deadline in January for application to the fairs has lit a motivational fire under my ass and made me much more productive than I was when I'd work on one piece at a time.  Multitasking is clearly a necessity if I want to pursue this.

I've decided to go this route to get my work out in the world for a few reasons.  First, the idea of selling through consignment at a store leaves me cold.  I don't want to just be handed a check from some merchant every month.  I've been stuck in the garage, and frankly, I'd like to get out and actually meet the people that like my work enough to buy it.  Remove the dust mask, breathe fresh air, maybe even enjoy some conversation. Gosh, I might even meet interesting craftspeople while I'm at it!