What is the direction and destination of your life-long creative journey? That is but one of the questions inspired by today’s guest on Getting Work To Work, Gary Rogowski. Gary is a woodworker, writer, and teacher at the Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon. His book Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction is the primary focus of the conversation as we dive into his woodworking journey through the discussion of flow, mastery, non-linear connections of creativity, the beauty of Japanese stencils, uncomfortable practice, and putting aside the voice of the inner critic so you can focus on your work.
- Northwest Woodworking Studio
- Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction by Gary Rogowski
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
- An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery by Janna Malamud Smith
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
- The Craftsman by Richard Sennett
- Traditional Japanese Stencil Designs by Clarence Hornung
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi
- Big Ass Fans
- Katsushika Hokusai
- John Furniss — The Blind Woodsman
- The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
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