Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Back to it

Although the last few days have been a resting period, I class myself as a very lucky person, I do not see what I do as work at all. In fact I enjoy it so much that I am one of the few I know that get paid to do what they love. I canlt wait to get into the work shop in the morning.

As James M Barry, Scottish dramatist and poet once wrote " Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else"

(I thought you would like that Lee) But it is true.

So while I was suppose to be relaxing I could not resist returning to a project I have been working on for some months. The lidded form with colour and texture that I pictured some time ago.

It is almost finished but due to it being a relaxation piece it has taken me a long time to decide how to finish it. Even now I am not finding the exact solution, but I will not rush as hopefully I can then get it right.

This process involving wabi-Sabi is now what I see in all work whether we know it or not. So the process for me is as organic as it can be. It is just understanding that it is in front of us all the time which is important. We may not see it but it is there.

Anyway the picture at the top is a close up of part of the project to date.

Hopefully soon I can post the finished item.

Tomorrow it is tidy the workshop, get ready for a demonstration Thursday evening in North Devon and to get stuck into the pile of wood I have to process.

Oh and the usual to get on with too.

1 comment:

Mood Wood said...

Hi Mark,

I am really feeling the texture on this piece. The little teeser photo is so exciting.

This is the sort of work you are destined to do, a journey of self discovery as much as anything else my Friend.

Stay cool,