There are so many steps to creating.
Each step takes an inspiration, heart, touch,
and of course the passion and energy to make it happen.
The first step is conception of an idea,
often collaboration with the designer or client.
sketch, sketch and sketch... fine tune...
Materials, colors, then time for me dig in...
feel it, work it, rework it etc etc etc...
Only knowing it is finished, when it is finished.
I love the physicality of my work,
although tequila, ibuprofen and a chiropractor
are part of my world.
There is something about working with
substantially sized pieces that I really like.
Seeing the installation and how my work
becomes part of a home
and integrates within the decor is the gift.
Below is a quick video that i made for a designer and her clients.
The project is for a bar area.
The "barn" doors flank the inset bar.
Cabinet doors and drawer fronts were sent from the cabinet maker,
so I could match the texture and finish.