On Process: Practice Makes Progress

Owning a successful small business doesn't mean you don't have daily failures.
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Sometimes a portion of my day is a total wash.  I melt things I'm not supposed to melt, I drop a diamond and have to grovel on the floor to find it (sometimes I do...its 50/50) or I spend waaaaaaay too much time on my computer trying to figure out a computer related thing that would have taken someone else 5 minutes.  
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But today was a good day.  After some time in trial and error, I figured out how to get consistent results from a process I've been working on for a while. So today felt good. It isn't something I could have learned from a class or asked advice on. The answer had to come from the doing...from the practice of the art and the craft. 
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When art merges with craft you can't learn everything in a classroom.  Some of the art of jewelry making is figuring things out.  No shortcuts.
The practice of art is in the practice.
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xxA

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