Difficulty of self-taught carving

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People who bought textbooks and taught themselves to carve at home sometimes come to the class to learn. If you are a studious person, you may be thinking of trying to do something on your own.

It's fine for people who follow the textbook but don't succeed and come to the classroom to learn, but I think it's a bit of a waste if they get frustrated and stop completely. Most people stop thinking, ``I can't do it because I don't have the ability.'' I don't think it's possible to read a book, take a few bites of it, and judge your own abilities on your own.

Textbooks also have a responsibility. Some books use expressions like ``easy'' to make them easier to understand, but I think this is a bit of a problem. How would you feel if you were interested in carving and it didn't go well? Even though it's "easy" and "easy," I can't do it. Isn't it painful?

There is a limit to the ability to put sensory information into words, and I honestly think it is difficult for beginners to carve well just by relying on books. If you carve randomly without knowing exactly what you can and cannot do, you will end up with something strange and uninteresting, and you will feel discouraged.

I don't tell my students to be "easy" . It may not go well at first, but I say let's carve it out as we improve. In this day and age, there seems to be a tendency to seek immediate results, but there are some things that cannot be achieved unless you receive guidance and take your time. I  think those who understand this end up continuing to carve wood for a long time.