This hails from the series “Made by Hand.” Joel Bukiewicz, a writer who turned to knife making, speaks honestly about the creative process and his passion to make. He has a ton of great quotes in here… which will be posted directly under this in the italicized way.
“Mastering the basics takes, they say, 10,000 hours, that’s like 5 years at 40 hour weeks, I’d say it’s probably more like 15,000 hours. So it takes a lot of work to get there and when you get there that’s day one. Then you can start and you can make something you can maybe call art.”
“This is how I learned, so those things are the same with writing and knife making. It just takes buckets of blood and sweat and fucking work to get there. That’s it. To get good — to get competent and then once you become competent maybe you have it in you to become an artist. Maybe you don’t.”
Really worth the watch.
Project: Made by Hand
Episode: No. 2 - The Knife Maker
Source: The Fox Is Black