That's not quite true in the case of violin making. The ratio of men to women at violin-making school is actually around 50/50. But fewer women than men take the plunge and start their own business, unfortunately. Whereas men often open their own workshops, the majority of women choose to work for somebody else. I really don't know why that is. Maybe it's a fear of uncertainty or a fear of not being able to combine the responsibility of having your own workshop with family life. I worked for somebody else for a long time, too, where I learned a great deal. The decision to start my own business was the best one I ever made, though! What appeals to me about working with my hands is handling living materials like wood. Each piece of wood is different. You have to immerse yourself in the material every time, discover it afresh. So there's never a dull moment. For varnishing, too, I only use natural resins, and these can be unpredictable. The resin reacts differently every time, so you always have to react differently, too.