What I like most about being an artist/craftsman, is my involvement in the creative process from start to finish.
The evolution of an object brings new insight as materials replace the original drawing. Depth, line, and color stimulate my mind to push forward, analogizing other possibilities. It’s those bursts of insights when I’m wide awake at 2:00am, stepping out of the shower, driving down the road, that I have some of my most pleasant moments.
I’m from the ’60s and ’70s, when one was encouraged to self-actualize. To be inwardly driven to be all one was capable of. To achieve fulfillment in life from one’s personal development.
So every day, I push the bounds of my art. Drawing, selecting, rarely totally satisfied but finally saying, that’s it.