It's a magical thing to watch a highly skilled or master craftsperson do their thing.
There is also something inherently magical about any of the spinning crafts, such as a potter's wheel or as in this case a wood lathe.
I came across this video and enjoyed it so much I thought I'd share it with you.
The craftsman is making traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls, both fashioning the wood (I love how he connects the head to the body!) and painting the dolls with clean, deft strokes.
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If you're wondering why I have fallen behind in my usually weekly blog posts, I have been away, both teaching and learning.
I'm hard at work on some new blog posts, including a series about stepping outside of your comfort zone, which I hope you will enjoy – please re-visit my blog later this week and check them out!
As a visual artist I like nothing more than getting up to my elbows in paint or little plastic toys, or wading in at the deep end in pursuit of an idea. When I am not teaching others in a similar vein, you can find me researching, writing and noodling around in my studio, seeing where my latest lines of inquiry lead me.
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