advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Project fatigue?
Project fatigue?
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 234
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-06-20 11:19 am   Permalink

I've only worked on a handful of things over the last few years, trying different things/styles/tools to learn. Each project seems to take me quite a while to finish since I go slow at it since it seems like I don't really know what I'm doing for each different project. I'll come up with the plan, sketch it out, start chipping away, make progress, take a look at it and decide to go deeper here, change that over there, etc. Then it gets to the point of trying to detail it, sand it and finish it and hopefully make it pop. But nearing the end of all that I seem to get a sense of 'uh, I'm done with this thing and just want to be done'.

So, does anyone else run into project fatigue? What do you do? Work on different things at the same time? Just plow through and get it finished? I suspect that if I worked on more projects, became more familiar with the process and was able to do them quicker and not spend sooo many hours on one thing that it wouldn't be the same issue. Not that it is a big deal, just curious if anyone else has similar thoughts.

View Profile of seagoat Send a personal message to seagoat      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-06-20 11:37 am   Permalink

Its no wonder I have 12 unfinished carves laying around. I just keep plugging away at new stuff until I am stoked enough to finish one.

I even took a 2 year break.....now I am back at it at an even higher intensity.



View Profile of McTiki Send a personal message to McTiki      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-06-20 1:13 pm   Permalink

Enough excuses! I want to see some Tikis.
Back to work boys.

View Profile of Atomic Tiki Punk Send a personal message to Atomic Tiki Punk      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2379
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-06-20 1:37 pm   Permalink

sometimes I start a tiki and it sits for a year before I go back to it...

View Profile of pjc5150 Send a personal message to pjc5150      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Will carve
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 944
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2012-06-20 1:51 pm   Permalink

I work at one thing to completion.
If I stop working on something & go to another,
I'm done with it. I probably won't finish it.

View Profile of Will carve Send a personal message to Will carve      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Captain Jack
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 01, 2010
Posts: 343
From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2012-06-20 8:44 pm   Permalink

That's what all artists go thru ..... Like most, I have 3 tikis in progress most of the time ... I look at them every day and something just 'sparks' in my mind that tells me to do this or do that and the next thing I know, I'm full chisels into something that's been sitting for weeks or months...

It's no different than any intellectual craft... sometimes the creative is there, sometimes it's not .... In addition to carving, I also write novels. I have various stages of 4 books going right now and can't remember when I last typed a word on any of them .... if it ain't there, it just ain't there! Of course, I blame my obsession with tiki carving as my excuse for not writing, but what the hell ....

..... so keep an open mind when you look at your work ..... you'll see the spark and maybe you won't ... if you do then you'll plow into it like nobody's business! I've seen and admired your work, you are a great artist ..... you can't force creative ... either it's there or it isn't .... Yours is there, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but it's there ... and you will find it again and you'll be choppin your ass off when it 'sparks'!

.... we will wait anxiously to see your latest masterpiece!

Have a Great Tiki Day!

CJ Tropical Tiki FACEBOOK page


 View Profile of Captain Jack Send a personal message to Captain Jack  Email Captain Jack Goto the website of Captain Jack     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1204
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2012-06-21 02:19 am   Permalink

You should come to my place, or get inside my head, and see all the crap i start, or think about that never comes to fruition.

View Profile of swizzle Send a personal message to swizzle  Email swizzle Goto the website of swizzle     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2392
From: So FL
Posted: 2012-06-21 06:20 am   Permalink

I can never focus on just one project. And in my mind no project is ever "done" - just different stages of completeness. Thats why I like doing the small stuff - it doesn't take as much time to get to a point where you have to stop. Plus - I hate sanding!

View Profile of AlohaStation Send a personal message to AlohaStation  Goto the website of AlohaStation     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 234
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-06-21 10:34 am   Permalink

Thanks for the feedback and info about what you all do. Cap. Jack, thanks for the info and kind words.

View Profile of seagoat Send a personal message to seagoat      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2018 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation