My last posting probably compounded the already (not-so-accurate) notion that working in one's studio's a rather tame, pleasant affair where between one's efforts, sips of wine are enjoyed and perhaps even, one would recline back in a chair to enjoy the day (night's) efforts.
This is not entirely so.
My daughter Andrea caught a snapshot of me working last weekend; huddled over, sanding, scraping ... burning (I often burn my works down with a heat gun ... the effects are amazing). Sometimes I lose works without intention .... and then I'm sad ... other times the rawness of breaking down a surface reveal gems. I seldom know the outcome.
The work comes with hard effort, frustrations ... finger cuts, a few burns, and sore knees too :-)
The important bit though ... is to ensure as best one can ... that a great amount of enjoyment is had.
THIS, IS ABSOLUTELY SO !!
The first image is of a work that now no longer exists ... the second image currently exists, but who knows for how long :-)