Past mistakes teach you how you can be better

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Blog entry by FancyChip posted 10-03-2017 11:00 AM 837 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I learned not to distant myself from what I have done in my chip carving journey earlier – neither what I’ve done at the very beginning of it – 10 years ago, nor 5/4/3/2 years/months ago – but to take it. What’s really important for me now is not to look at my old works/carving and find mistakes there (and also be ashamed of them), but to focus on what I do now, at this very moment, to make my chip carving and works better. Because past mistakes can’t be bad or wrong – they teach you how you can correct them and be better.

-- Tatiana, 28 y.o,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 12:38 PM

Exactly, Mistakes are an up front and personal learning experience!

Tatiana, your work is perfection! I don’t think a CNC could make it any better!! You can be very proud of your carvings.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 12:44 PM

I do enjoy your work. I love the 2 small boxes I bought from you earlier in the year.

I’ve always enjoyed the work of artisans who do things I’ve never attempted before. It always leaves me with a sense of wonder, like “how did they do that”.

Great work.

-- Gary in OP

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 01:22 PM

You learn by making mistakes! Everybody makes mistakes, even experts! I often say the difference between a good craftsman and a poor craftsman is a good craftsman knows how to cover up his mistakes! : )

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 02:02 PM

AS YOU SEE mistakes ….I see beautiful works of art …..WE are always harder on our own work then we should be ….I always enjoyed looking at your fine chip carvings Tatiana ….keep up the GREAT WORK :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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