I like to say “my favorite technique is the one I haven’t discovered yet”. This past weekend was a eureka moment for me when I stumbled upon a new canework technique. If it’s been done like this before, for this kind of cane, my deepest apologies.
It all started when I picked my parents up from the airport late Thursday night. I figured I wouldn’t sleep well, so I had absolutely no expectations of myself for Friday. That is the key to flow and creativity. No expectations. Friday morning I slept in, and spent a leisurely breakfast playing around with colors for fall leaves. My brain was looking for something that I didn’t know existed. I kept trying one thing after another not even knowing why. I pushed back my shower for an hour or two, tried to leave my project, and half-way down the hall, I would have to try just one more thing. Mid afternoon, I had my first color-changing leaf cane. Saturday I tried the technique for a glowing Jack-O-Lantern, and this morning, although I was extremely excited to send out the tutorial, I decided to try it one more time with spider webs. Here are the results. I guess what I like best, is how simple and fun they are. The tutorial is available from my etsy shop. I’ll also be sending it out for free to all my Cane Builder subscribers during the month of October.