True Goth

Patience & Practice are greater than talent.

An image of a small home decoration project in progress.

Instead of re-painting the whole bedroom I’m making small features with stylized painted Gothic church windows. I started the first one already in summer, but just drew a few lines every here and there on it. Yesterday I finished the outlines and will now move on to fill them in and cover the empty fields (where the glass would be) with silver paint or silver foil. Below this one I’ll put a small shelf to put candles on to have the light reflecting against the silver.

It might not seem like much, but for me a small project like this taking time is a good thing. I’m one of those people who like doing everything at once, and if it’s not fast enough I give up. Doing something like this where I can see the project progressing slowly into what I want is my practice of patience.

Patience, practice and perseverance are things that in the long run will win over talent. You don’t have to be great at everything you do. Just do it for your own pleasure and with time and practice you’ll reach a higher level of skill – sometimes mistaken for talent.

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Veronica is the founder of With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.

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