Art is usually pretty. Art is usually refined. Like a building under construction, the first steps involve digging and dirt and destruction before construction. The inner-structure is rarely as refined as the outer facade. You have to get dirty sometimes.
Yesterday was a wood-cutting day. I do not have enough room at my studio so I go to one of several places I can cut in peace. One day I will have more room. Until then I take my wood and tools with me. Yesterday as I arrived at my cutting location, the rain moved in to greet me. It rained for a very long time. What can you do? “Just enjoy the rain.” I reminded myself.
The clouds broke up after a few hours and I completed my wood working. One day when I have more room of my own to work I will also have better tools. “Do not complain!”, I remind myself as I work. I cut out several bear heads that people have ordered. I also made come crosses. I plan on putting some more crosses around the Atlanta area interstates. I cut out a sign to use next week at the Slotin FolkFest at the North Atlanta Trade Center. After I was finished working I had some warm, out-of-oven blackberry cobbler with my family; very nice.
I hope you have a productive day.