Templates

My roots are really in folk art.... added sophistication is part of the dark side. Yet... it happens. Unfortunately I get afflicted with "getting things right," and that cases the skill and execution level to rise. I guess I accept it... in the same way I accept I am not actually a folk artist (I think).

So, among the manifestations of elevating tasks upwards towards greater execution is the use I will make of templates. I have a huge stack of children's construction paper... maybe its 10 years old already... I may never run out of it. But the paper has a nice consistency and firmness... I also like the bright colors - my little templates don't get lost in all the mess I make. I mostly use them as a way to cut plastics - usually from laptop cases, but sometimes thicker things. I had to admit... in themselves they were interesting to look at after I had used them. And I liked the reminders of the specific ship elements they usually formed. I like also that I am not really the creator of these shapes... I'm just following in the footprints of some ships architect who was figuring out a deck....