I’ve created this compilation video of my cookies to show you I was once a novice and I have spent the last seven years experimenting with a plethora of techniques, and cookie decorating mediums! After some tears of frustration I finally developed a fool proof method. I had to learn when I am frustrated with direction of my work (which does happen), I have to remind myself to take a break and try again. I tend to be a perfectionist and forget we learn more from our mistakes and failure, than our successes!
Most instructors will tell you practice makes perfect, I tell my students to “practice perfect” which does not mean perfection:
“You can dimensional pipe and paint eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, all you become is good at dimensional piping and painting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you will never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate!” Share your talent with others!