Ben Aronson, a talented and accomplished portrait artist, told me that success only comes after crawling on broken glass on your hands and knees.
This is a powerfully accurate metaphor for the trial and error that occurs as we attempt to create order out of chaos (or chaos out of order if that is your work flow). One step forward, two back. Ouch, more broken glass that I did not see coming. Cutting a mat board for a 16x30 print inside of a 24x36 sized mat only required one mathematical error (24-16 <>6, ouch!). Take out another sheet and go back Jack and do it again.
"Broken glass" adds deeper meaning to the German phrase üben, üben, üben.
Do the work.
Expect broken glass.
See ya Around,