This weekend, okay, and the past couple days before between calls, I would try and build up courage to carve into the Shaft Log on Sweet Pea. This may seem simple to many, but the one thing I am always confident of is that on a wood boat you are always tempting fate in the can of worms dept. AAAAANNNNNNND, With this particular job, if I go to deep, or to far, it would cause more and possibly more unraveling.
The good news is , there is no shortage of lumber, and George is great with advice. Trial and error have been my courage cure. Now I have done the new wood part 4 times, why? Because I am learning, and thats just life as a novice. BUT! The only way to not be a novice is to do.. and do, and listen, and do. Never fear to chuck your mistakes and do better.
A lesson I learned in art school. I spent a week on a drawing. Each little detail. At the time I thought it was amazing. I had pushed myself. And in the end. The lesson the class had was, we all had to rip up the drawing. Cruel? No. It was freeing, And I channeled that feeling and still am working through this Shaft log repair. After all.. One of my favorite quotes is “Action Cures Fear, inaction creates terror.” Thankyou Douglas Horton