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Saturday, February 26, 2011

just a few thought for new carvers,,,, keep at it and what one person did right?

hi folks, still working on my big morning santa,, i didnt have time to do anything today,, but i plan to get to it next week, carving can be the most relaxing or the most frustrating thing,, it can be the most relaxing when things are going well and the knife is sharp,, but can be frustrating when the knife is dull and mistakes are made,, one carver that is just learning, made a mistake, i explained that mistakes most of the time can be corrected, he asked for help today what to do,, so i suggested a couple of ways to fix it,, i said that his carving isn't lost,, i think new carvers get discourage when things go wrong which can happen to all of us,, but learning from those mistakes is a big part of the learning process, he did a lot of things right,
1.. he tried something on his own,, a different project than what we worked on,
2 .. he change a few things from the pattern he was working on, great trying something new
3... he ask for help when he didnt know what to do,, super, cause he wasnt afraid to ask for the help, which most of us dont ask,
4... he plans to finish it,,
so it was so encouraging to me, that he was willing to ask for the help,, so please if your just starting ask questions, most carvers are willing to help ya out,,and keep at it,, happy carving , arleen

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