Wednesday, November 6, 2013
One of those things is a small drawer box that
fits inside the cabinet. This school is well known for its Krenov cabinets but what makes them so special is how the drawer slides in and out of the drawer pocket. Of course, there's no rattle, but even better is that when one pulls the drawer open, it slides smoothly, and before it's open all the way, there's a slight pull that keeps the drawer from slipping out completely. That's called "let go". To get that clean feeling, one has to put in at least 2 1/2 days of very detailed work....at least, that's how long it took me. And then it took about 2 1/2 minutes for me to blow the box apart....not enough glue. All that precision work gone. Poof!
After drowning my sorrows with a friend that evening, I dragged myself in the next morning, poured a ton of glue into the joints of my drawer box, clamped it up, and went home....all before noon. And I didn't come back. That was my first time taking any time off and that's when my epic fail turned into one of those "aha" moments.
Getting some unscheduled rest snapped me out of whatever funk I had been in the past few weeks. After spending weeks on the smallest of details, feeling like I was getting nowhere, doing the work I was doing was becoming drudgery. And with that feeling, I was quickly getting to the point of not caring. Too tired, too discouraged.
Now? Game is back on. Along with those 8 hour days, 6 days a week, is rest. Lots of it. Play too. If I'm going to do serious work, I can't take it too seriously.