My metal arts jewelry class yesterday was interesting. We received our first lesson on how to operate the hydraulic press, the metal roll press and the flex shaft attachment. During lecture, a fellow student fell over unconscious and began having seizures. The fire, police and ambulance came and took her to the hospital. No idea her health status, but the teacher gets high marks for dealing with an emergency under stress. I hope she is well….
This will be a harder class than I first expected. Once I master the tools, I will feel easier about it. Next week, we learn how to solder- which is harder to do than it looks.
Which brings me to the idea of stepping out from what you know and what is comfortable for you- at least artistically. I know how to machine quilt (see post below) , I know how to do a variety of other arts, but working with metal is difficult for me. Right now, I find it to be challenging.
When you encounter something hard, do you stick with it or just give up? I happen to be stubborn enough to stick with it and attempt my best. I’m not sure if I will “take” to this art, but I will give it a try.
Have you ever attempted something new or challenging artistically? What was it and did you stick with it? Can you relate to what I am sharing about taking up a new art medium?
Take care, Carla