Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Some of you eagle eyed woodies will have noticed that I have put a question on the Woodcarving forum asking how many of you belong to woodcarving clubs, if so which one, and if not your reasons for choosing to go it alone.
There are pros and cons to everything in life and belonging to a club or not is no exception to the rule, but mostly I see pros for belonging to one. Just being in the same room as a group of people all partaking in the same thing which means as much to you as it does to them, is so invaluable. You will more often than not receive helpful advice on everything woodcarving and more, learn new techniques, have access to equipment you might not have at home, be part of a team producing shows and events, and make a great set of friends in the process. And it doesn"t matter a jot as to what skill level you are at. Beginners are more than welcome, and the more experienced will still find something new to tackle as well as being able to pass on helpful hints and advice. You will also find yourself giving more time to your carvings, producing more than you might if you didn"t go to a regular club, and with all the help about, your carvings will probably gain in quality.
Cons for not belonging to a club? Well I have sat here thinking long and hard and either my brain has given up or to my mind there simply aren"t any cons. So if you can get yourself to one, it might be a good idea to do so, even if you only turn up every so often.
Until the next time,