The cardboard pieces are templates for the glass shards that will "pierce" the piece

Ahhhh…. the beauty of the wood, the tree within the tree, the energy of the wood grain, the simple texture and design and the grandeur of seeing the piece STANDING can be… inspiring.  And – well – more than a bit intimidating!!

I have a vision beyond the blonde beauty of the wood, which means I have to muster my gumption and add color.  In other words, with the first stroke of my brush the blonde beauty will be destroyed.  I could fail.  Months of work may become firewood.

Scary.  BUT exciting too.  I have an idea.  A direction.  I also have plenty of “unknowns” as I begin the process of layering stains.  Let this chapter of the journey begin…