Sunday, 11 September 2011

Other interests


Other than turning, photography and many other subjects I also am interested in building web sites as an ancillary interest to my own web site development.

Part of any business is marketing. This is expensive in the initial stages so being able to do as much of this myself saves me money, however much more than this is it another creative process that involves much research and the learning of new skills.

This I have always found enjoyable as I believe that within reason I can achieve any skill that I want with time and practice.

So when I needed a web site I built my own. The first was not brilliant, the one I have now is a bit better but again needs refining. The more I become involved in a certain skill/project the more I refine and look at the small detail so that I can continually progress the idea.

Continually looking closely at what I make is a major part of the philosophy behind the way I work. I do not understand how I can progress unless I look at the fine detail and continually strive to refine.

This may be the refining of a particular process, design but more importantly the way I think and view my work.

So while I am taking some time out for reflection,I have been working on several other projects, working with new materials and building a few web sites, one being this here.

Looking at other ways of working/creating, whether it is sculpting, turning, painting, gardening or web design. the process is very much the same.

3 comments:

Mood Wood said...

Hi Mark,

It is always good to look closely at what we do, also as a person we can reflect in detail.

Have a look at this guy for 'looking closely':

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/willard_wigan_hold_your_breath_for_micro_sculpture.html

Cheers,

Lee.

Mark said...

Hi Lee

Thanks for the link. I have found the site after seeing the vid on Philips blog. A very inspirational web site and will be tapping into it regularly.

take care

Mark

Mood Wood said...

Hey Buddy,

TED.com was highlighted to me by my best mate a couple of years ago, it is one of my inspirational links, always something of interest there.

Speak soon,

Lee.