I can’t mix the sawdust part of creation with the staining and feathering stages.  Someday I plan to add onto my studio so that I have a sawdust free space for working on the smaller projects.  But for now I simply embrace the fact that my creative process has chapters.  The process of cleaning up sawdust before working with color has its benefits.  The studio and my mind go through a kind of alchemic “clearing” between stages.

Before the colorful careful staining stage of creation...

Before the colorful careful staining stage of creation…