Today I was finishing off this Cuckoo Clock, and realised that once again it had come out a wee bit (or more than a wee bit) wonky. I debated whether I should get out the ruler, measure it up and trim it down, but I thought no, I'll leave it.
How do you feel about imperfection?
I subscribe to the aethetic that many Japanese artists embrace called wabi-sabi or "the art of finding beauty in imperfection".
Just last night I was reading "Made by Hand" by Mark Frauenfelder of Make magazine and Boing,Boing fame and was in total agreement with this quote by Eric Thompson of Ramshackle Solid. "I like imperfection..it seems more real. It seems more like it's a living thing or has a history.... if everything's perfect it's kind of boring".
A guy who believes this and calls his blog Ramshackle Solid is a winner in my book!