The open, unbiased mind, no pre-programmed muscle memory, no years of experience ( positive or negative) yammering behind your ear - do this, do that. Periodically it's a worthy state to reattain. We all start in art at this entry; whether it's sword work or woodcarving. I'm only turning out a few commissions a year …
Start things right, but know when to fold a bad hand.
Carved by 19th century Salem Architect and carver Samuel McIntire any additional comment by me would be distracting from the vision.
Practice makes perfect is not a trite truism. Depth of Practice is important, and it can be applied across disciplines.
Success is not a permanent achievement. We have to continually work at maintaining it.
What to hit with: Mallets!
WILL IT LAST? NOT ALL MEDIA BEHAVE WELL IN THE ART WORLD.