That said, a distinctly impatient, let-me-learn-by-doing streak shows up as early as kindergarten when the project at hand is to create a Santa Claus head from construction paper. By 'create' I mean use the supplies and instructions provided by the teacher. When Miss Williams demonstrates how to make accordion folds in strips of white paper for assembling Santa's beard, I just cannot sit through the instructions—I grab that white paper and get to work folding, figuring it out as I go.
That Santa beard—or, more specifically, that kindergarten Dotty—comes to mind today when I decide I want to make an acrylic skin for possible use in my current work in progress. I can't quite remember the order of steps needed to make an acrylic skin so I pause to look online, but I just cannot sit through those youtube videos. I skim through 21 minutes' worth of footage in about two minutes, grab what I need and get to work, figuring it out as I go.
|acrylic skin ready for use once blue tape is removed|
and once sheet of clear arylic is lifted from the plastic sheet
on which both paint and gel medium were applied