Use the Difficulty (Michael Caine)


(Video link HERE.) I was bogged down today in a creative funk, head-buttingly blocked, wandering in a dark wood, wrestling with a component for a necklace that is carved from clear, rock crystal so that it seemed, well… simply invisible. How do you showcase something invisible?

I recalled something I’d read in an interview long ago with actor Michael Caine: Use the difficulty.

A few keystrokes, and there it was, live on YouTube.

The solution to my problem leapt forth as I watched the video. Diving in, I went to work. I call the completed piece “The Invisible Rabbit.”*

Susan Dworski

Susan Dworski

—Susan Dworski

*Editor’s Note: Susan’s jewelry is available her Etsy store.

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