Wendell Castle is an artist and sculptor known for his ‘furniture as art’.
On the wall of his studio/workshop is the original art for a print he made called “My 10 adopted rules of thumb.”
- If you are in love with an idea you are no judge of its beauty or value.
- It is difficult to see the whole picture when you are inside the frame.
- After learning the tricks of the trade don’t think you know the trade.
- We hear and apprehend what we already know.
- The dog that stays on the porch will find no bones.
- Never state the problem to yourself in the same terms it was brought to you.
- If it’s offbeat or surprising it’s probably useful.
- If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it.
- Don’t get too serious.
- If you hit the bull’s eye every time the target is too near.
The complete interview is on the Popular Woodworking website.