Hammer, paint, saw, solder and not in any particular order... To create is to thrive. The process of learning how to make something that I've not made before is the ultimate motivator; to engineer a piece in my mind and attempt to make it happen. Sometimes, I fail, but then I learn. What really gets me going full steam ahead is when I have that moment of clarity for objects that have made their way into my studio. Materials that have been found; they are rough, rust, and imperfect, which of course, in turn makes them even more desirable. A while back I had been riding around with an old tin bucket full of rusty nails, old tractor screws, and a bundle of barbed wire when I finally had that "ah ha" moment. The artistic version of my "farmland finds" finally came into perspective. Always wanting to try something new, this is why you'll find a lot of mixed media in my artwork, I admit, I am still tying to find "me" as an artist, but for the moment, this works. I'll experiment always and with that, hope to improve in my vision and execution. I feel truly blessed to be able to spend most of my time making art; there is nothing I'd rather be doing. Well with the exception of taking a hike with my trusty dog "Bluebird."