I have these days where I feel like I’m supposed to be doing something. I’m not talking the dishes or vacuuming (though the apartment could use a vacuuming…) I’m talking about something meaningful.
Most of the time, my “free” time is taken up reading and playing video games. Now, there’s nothing wrong with either of those, I happen to like both, a lot. But after you’ve read a book or completed a game, the only thing you have are memories and maybe a feeling of accomplishment… maybe.
I want to do something where I actually have something solid when I’m done. I do plan on getting back to carving, but I’m still not in possession of a cut-resistant glove and I’m not starting carving again until I do. The last time was too close, my knuckle still doesn’t feel right. That will be great, that will do the trick. But until then… I’m stuck.
You’ve heard this whine before. I don’t have a garage or shop, so I can’t do much woodwork (though I really want to build a bookshelf). And ScrapJam went and got me a magazine that’s got me even itchier. Its called Make and its all about making things, obviously. Talking all about makerspaces (hackerspaces) and they sound like fricking heaven. A place where everyone pools their tools and knowledge to make whatever. Woodwork, metalwork, electronics, clothes, whatever. Heaven.
I wonder if there is one here. I’m gonna have to find out. It could help immeasurably.