Sabes lo que dicen….” the carpenter said after a dinner of wine and ravioli.Que la artesanía se hace con las manos. El artificio se hace con las manos y la mente. Lo que falta para ser un artista es corazón. El arte se hace con las manos, la mente, y el corazón. Todo es un proceso, todo es una transición, de madurez. Desde una cosa que se puede usar hasta que objecto que no se puede tocar. El arte se realiza con todo esa esfuerzo, no para el uso, sino para otros admirar.

We talked about students these days, who are trained to have a boss. And we came upon the topic mens et manus, which was the mantra of the school, that we ought to work with mind and hand, theory and practice, academia and field work.

So Chebo distinguished, explaining that doing craftwork is largely a mindless process of creating something for everyday use. But artificio, which in English I can think of no common equivalent word, is the creation of something more exquisite, more complex, more thought-out. But ah, art, the elevated and the highest form of human creation. Art requires the culmination of an even higher calling, a deeper ingredient. And that is, love.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.’ — Steve Jobs

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