Too often, however, makers are dissatisfied with the results of their efforts, sometimes to the degree that they do not complete the project. I have just a few things to say about this.
So, makers, round up your patterns, kits, recipes, instructions, building plans, .... Shop for materials. Assemble / Make. Then, always evaluate and learn from the experience. Whether you consider the results of your efforts a success or a disaster, know that the making experience is always successful when you learn and enjoy.
Deborah K Smith, PhD
As a self-proclaimed mixed media artist and creative professional, I am in my 3rd career, having spent 15 years as a software developer and another 15 as a university professor. My first love and my most demanding one has always been creating whether it be a drawing, a bit of crocheted lace, a cloth doll, a piece of software, a PhD dissertation, or a piece of digital art. I simply LOVE to make things and I see make and make-over opportunities everywhere. My only regret is that there is no possible way that I can live long enough to make all of the things I see in my mind.