Today it struck me. The reason I love creating is because it is a series of successes. Tim and I were talking about it last night and our creative passion comes for the joy of bringing an idea into physical form. There are parts that fulfill my need for “instant” gratification–sanding a rough piece of koa into a lustrous and vibrant state then applying finish and watching it glow–that’s the part I really love. For Tim, it’s the ability to use his hands to transform a thought into a thing. We are motivated to create beauty–objects that speak to us through the grain of the wood and the materials we use. It’s simple. Each completed piece is a success and we experience joy while making, which is why we are ever so grateful for all of you who purchase our creations. Your support means we get to keep experiencing the joy of making!
What motivates you to create? Share your inspirations with us. We are all creators.