it's weird, but i was sure to get this one because spoon carving is a thing i do.
and yet this was hard, because there were other things i had to carve, and for some reason i insist on carving spoons out of applewood, which is hard and has irregular grain.
this spoon isn't finished, but it's pretty obviously a spoon.
i'm going to remove some material yet on the handle, and make it more graceful.
this summer i was working on another spoon and some kids were watching and one of them asked me if i thought it was a good spoon. i said i thought it wasn't yet, because it needed a lot of work still but that it was clearly a spoon. all the kids in that immediate area seemed relieved that i wasn't calling it done; it was almost like it was a test of my own perception and ability.
i sort of felt like if i'd said i thought it was a fine spoon they would have stopped trusting my opinion.