Tom Harold is an Indiana artist who combines the precision of mechanics with the feel of a Dr. Suess book to create exciting, fascinating custom kinetic metal art that soothes even as it entertains. His rolling ball sculptures offer the viewer the sights and sounds that can mesmerize and entertain them for hours.
In this episode, Tom discusses:
-How he was inspired by a George Rhoads rolling ball sculpture.
-How he let his lack of knowledge in welding hold him back from starting to create rolling ball sculptures.
-The power that comes from talking about something you are passionate about.
-How marketing is nothing more than sharing your story with your people.
-His advice for people with full-time jobs who are still trying to pursue their creative endeavors.
-The importance of finding a job in which you can either learn things about your creative pursuit or have free time to pursue it on your own.
-His struggles with perfectionism.
-Christopher Moore and the idea of finishing your book.
-Gratitude lists and being thankful for your completed works.
-Children playing and not caring about the mess that they make.
-Feeling as if your artwork doesn’t address an issue or stand for something.
Tom’s Final Push will inspire you to seek out people who have been successful at what you want to achieve!
“Sometimes we aren’t ready for something until we’re ready for it.”
“It was like this great translation machine for the joy of mechanics and motion.”
“Find a job that either enhances your opportunities for being creative or one that allows you to save up all of your creativity for the evening.”
“Creativity thrives on constraints.”
“Let go and just enjoy the moment that you’re in.”
“If you really believe in what you’re doing, don’t listen to anyone who tells you it’s not worth your time.”