Design and Inspiration

by Patrick Harper - Blood, Sweat, and Sawdust

I recently began to delve into the design aspect of my woodworking journey. Ultimately, the goal is to create some general rules to live by, and develop an aesthetic that I find pleasing. While I prefer modern design, I lean towards hand tool construction. While this isn’t a common approach, I hope that this will lead me to a very unique sense of style.

I picked up a copy of By Hand and Eye, and have been searching everywhere for inspiration. I quickly discovered that inspiration can be found everywhere. Where do you find your inspiration? What have you found that works for you? Did you find anything that didn’t work?