Wow thanks everyone! I’m humbled. I’m so glad that everyone’s deck is meeting their expectation! It is amazing to see all these builds, to see how each person’s style and talent transforms a “deck” into a “build.” When I get positive feedback like this, it adds fuel to my fire, and encourages me to keep going!
Designing and making decks by hand is my passion - and sharing one’s creativity with the outside world can be a risk. We’re all safe in our private “zone” busily following our creative instincts. Whether it’s a bedroom, a shop, or a sketch on a napkin - the joy of creating feels very personal. When you start to send that work into the world, though, you don’t know what will happen. There’s haters, there’s folks that judge you, there are lots of reasons not to share your art.
What gets me to put it out there anyway is the hope that if I focus, designing and building with earnestness, that I can share a good experience with others. My hope is that someone will glance at their deck from across the room, or step on it for a ride everyday, and that they’ll think “Fuck Ya!” every time, stoked to get moving - to enjoy the freedom and excitement we all know. “Stoked” is a concept I’ve never been able to fully explain to folks who don’t ride. But if you know it, then you know what I mean.
That’s what I want to feel - “Fuck Ya!” every time I step on a deck. Nothing about it can be cheap, or rushed, or generic.
When I make a deck for someone, I put a lot of heart into it… like i would if it were my own. So to see all of you enjoying them is immensely motiviating. Thank you for that!
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