(Video link here.) At a communal table at Portland, Oregon’s Powell’s Books, artist Arnold Drake World transforms paper napkins and towels into botanically correct flowers. It’s an art he’s mastered through thousands of iterations, a detailed study of materials, and a strong sense of mission and process.
In this lovely short video, he tells his formula for success:
not ten times,
not a hundred
but a THOUSAND times
and it will make you a master
of what it is you’re doing.
I don’t like what I do. I LOVE what I do.
You’re always second-guessing yourself when you like something. When you really fall in love with something, you’re willing to go all the way.