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Practice is Progress

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design practice, by hand

design practice, by hand

That’s right, designing “old-school” style. No computer. No immediate gratification. But work. Lead to paper. Is this progress? For those of us who still believe that there is a necessary connection between hand and head as it relates to knowing and thinking, this is design process, and progress. One and the same.

Does that mean that I don’t believe in computers? Well, I’m typing on one right now. What it means is that it is critical for us to know what is the correct tool for the work at hand. And there is the “hand” again, tied to work. Use your hands folks, don’t go into auto pilot when you work with that 3-d modeling program. Engage with yourself and the world. Feel it through the work, that makes the work a practice.

More design work on the new studio that we will break ground on in the next few months…

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Author: loriryker

Designer, educator, author, painter, jewelry maker. Exploring the relationship between nature and culture.

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