So I have several woodworking blogs that I enjoy reading. There is such a wealth of talent and information that people are willing to share at just the click of a button!
I saw this posting the other day and see a lot of crossover to what we do as musicians. I just figured I’d pass it along…
I heard this quote from a radio program about craftsmanship. Grayson Perry is a British Turner Prize winning artist.
“A lot of young people are somehow put off struggle and difficulty. Boredom thresholds now because of the nature of entertainment, people are adrenalin addicted and I think that one of the big unspoken addictions in our society is adrenalin. We are addicted to drama, everything has to be exciting, black and white there’s no middle ground, we’re all being gradually pushed into this area where our attention span is that of a gnat. Difficulty, learning a skill that might take 10 years over 10,000 hours is something that frightens to death, when in fact when you attain that it is probably the happiest most joyful thing you can do”.
Grayson Perry BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed April 2008.