We all start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do. My creative journey started at an early age. As a young child I watched and learned as my Dad, Uncle and Grand Papa built pirogues in the garage. It’s quite an experience to go out duck hunting in the marsh using a homemade pirogue (even if I did flip over into the water a time or two) … These are the kind of great memories that last a lifetime…! They inspired me to learn a thing or two about the enjoyment of woodworking and being creative.
I consider each and every step of the pieces I design and build as my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work. I study each piece to get ideas and details that will evolve in and improve my future creations. Creativeness is an ongoing lifetime journey and a learning process…
Like the old saying goes “it’s not the destination… it’s the journey” However, I also feel that each destination reached is great because it means a new journey is now beginning…and this new journey will be even more exciting and fun because of things I’ve learned and experienced during my last journey. I must continually be my own biggest critic and always be very happy and passionate with what I am doing if I expect my work to continually evolve and improve… If a person cannot be satisfied with their own work they most certainly cannot expect others to appreciate each and every step from start to finish that has gone into creating it.