"A piece of furniture reads more like a blank canvas now. The bird series, for example, took flight (sorry) when I noticed a red-bellied woodpecker having the same markings as a piece of fabric on my cutting table. Immediately, I 'painted' a chair in my mind as the bird. "
Present Day Goings On......
These days find me still fashioning pieces from my own inspiration, but many of my customers, upon seeing what options they have, often choose something much more artistic to be done with their furniture than originally planned. After learning a few things about the client.... interests, lifestyle, favorite painting or author, for example.... the goal is to incorporate that information somehow within the piece, thereby creating a connection that might not have been thought to be possible before.
Inspiration, of course, is everywhere, constantly spawning new ideas. Adamant about keeping waste to a minimum, I keep scraps of all sorts, sometimes emptying a bag of something on the cutting table and working through it until an idea or pattern takes shape. Crank up some dramatic music and let the fun begin!