I’ve always liked whittling but I’m usually more fond of the practice than the outcome.
Until recently I used a little pocket knife and sometimes a gouge. This month I’ve taken it to the next level, thanks to a birthday present of two Swedish whittling knives.
And I’ve decided to push through the ‘meh’ barrier*.
This is how I’ve been able to work past the ‘meh’ barrier – nothing I make is a waste of time or resources. So I make and evaluate, make and evaluate, and I think these three spoons I whittled are beautiful. They have the right combination of colour, texture and form, as well as feel good in the hand.
The other two, which I’m not showing you, will go back to the beach when I go beachcombing again.
* when you spend hours making something, then look at it & are sorely underwhelmed by everything about it.