ready for color

My innards are chirping like a nest of baby birds – full of hunger, life and high pitched excitement.  A whole new chapter outside and inside the studio; I wake before the sun each day full of gleeful anticipation and a new found energy.

Yesterday I completed the “carve part” of my latest sculpture while listening to “Catching Fire” (the book by Susan Collins).  Sawdust danced in sunbeams as I swept the studio.

Twittering with joy, I get to begin mixing and layering translucent stains.  I know what color the horse will be and I have an inkling how the niche will look but the rest is a mystery.

I LOVE mystery and all it holds - the unknown, the fear of failure, the potential for discovery.

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." --Albert Einstein