This is a picture of my handmade goldsmiths hammer. I had to make it during my internship in Sweden with Kerstin Ohlin-Lejonklou. She gave me a piece of steel, a paper with the sizes and wood for the handle. It took a week from start to finish to saw, file and polish.
It’s the best tool I have. A perfect grip and the connection I have with it, is just WoW!
It’s a mindset.
One which a goldsmith needs. You have to be inventive and figure out a lot of things. Very often it involves making a tool specific for the task at hand.
With this do-it-yourself spirit I learned to make my website. It’s a tool specific for selling my work & knowledge. During all the incarnations it had, I started to consider it a jewel. But my site is a tool, and tools get dirty.
Blogging is a tool as well, a tool to tell the story behind my creations.
If you start out making a jewel, it isn’t perfect. Through trial and error and a lot of practice you will be able to make it perfect.
Blogging is still early days for me, so bear with me while I figure it out! I am not lacking idea’s. On the contrary, there are too many, something that can block me.
Yesterday I found a way to cope with the Abundance of ideas. I made a brain-dump on post-it papers and stuck them to a larger paper.
Today I sorted them by subject.
Then I had to pick one and write the post today.
No excuses possible.
And that’s how I am going to do it: One. Post. A. Week.
Like hammerblows on silver, will I make my mark!
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