Your Best Work is in Front of You

"Dad can you take a photo of my new truck?" Once that request comes in, I usually have 1 calendar day to document the concoction. Any longer? One of the two will say, "You missed it, dad. I broke it and I am making a plane" or some other creation.

I am always shocked at how they don’t hang on to any new contraption for more than a couple of days. Even the ones they REALLY love. The urge to re-use the parts for something in their head is just too strong.

My only thought is this is in part self-confidence in one’s work, combined with a great curiosity in what is around the corner and a firm believe that "my dreams are bigger than my memories."
Robot Shovel
Abe Pachikara, Copyright 2009 (click for larger image)
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