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I finished my first new bone carving in quite a while over the holidays. It’s made from some Brumby leg bone I found whilst hiking in Carnarvon Gorge and the beads are from a big Grey Box next to my house. The material was a little frustrating to work with at first because it was full of tiny cracks that would eventually run and the piece would break in two. But for some reason I persevered each time it broke, until eventually I was so immersed in the process of shaping it that I was no longer afraid of losing all my work the next time it broke. Something was on my side because it held together to end up as what’s shown above. It was a nice little lesson in the joy of valuing the process over the result.

jamesgotthisinsteadoffacebook:

Ramble

I finished my first new bone carving in quite a while over the holidays. It’s made from some Brumby leg bone I found whilst hiking in Carnarvon Gorge and the beads are from a big Grey Box next to my house. The material was a little frustrating to work with at first because it was full of tiny cracks that would eventually run and the piece would break in two. But for some reason I persevered each time it broke, until eventually I was so immersed in the process of shaping it that I was no longer afraid of losing all my work the next time it broke. Something was on my side because it held together to end up as what’s shown above. It was a nice little lesson in the joy of valuing the process over the result.