Willingness to Try

Unlike some, I don't shy away from trying techniques and processes that are new to me. If you rely on somebody to show you how to do something, you may learn how to perform that task proficiently but you may not ever know how to do it another way, or develop your own methods of … Continue reading Willingness to Try

What is there to be Afraid of About Failure?

Well, for starters, I’m not sure what failure really is. I’m always experimenting and learning and, to me, what others may perceive as failure is really just an indication that something can be improved. I am always looking for ways to improve things, and constantly analyzing things for weaknesses. Developing a solid design on paper (or … Continue reading What is there to be Afraid of About Failure?

You Don’t Need to Know What You Are Doing

Knowledge is good, but sometimes it can be blinding.  It can lead to incorrect assumptions and closed minds. Currently, I'm reading The New Furniture which addresses how technology is changing the woodworking industry.  In the book, Ken Susnjara made this comment on how his company, Thermwood, came to invent the first CNC control. In truth, this … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Know What You Are Doing

New Quote Added to “Quotables”

While preparing for my presentation at PechaKucha Night (which is tomorrow, doors at 6:30, show at 7:30 pm, tickets $12 at the door) I found some new quotes which I have added to my page titled Quotables. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams Out … Continue reading New Quote Added to “Quotables”