I often say that phrase to my granddaughter...she, like most kids her age, wants to be an expert right away whenever she tries something new...
Now I have to remind myself of this...as cloth doll making is new to me...and even though i have painted faces and drawn heads, doing this on a cloth 3-D head is a whole new experience for me and i have to remember that.
This picture is the doll head I am working on for my first cloth doll. I messed up the face big time. So I've painted over the mess and will start over. And if need be, I 'll paint over THAT and do it again.
Another expression just came to mind: "Walk the walk, just don't talk the talk."