Somethings just make the hair on my arms stand up. My mind is in a creative whirlpool. I’m working on the piece I’m bringing to the Western Design Conference this year. It’s a Willow twigged, Purple Hearted, Cherry creation (desk and chair) and I’m surrounded by drawings of songbirds. I’m trying to add a field book style drawing to this desk and it just isn’t quite right. This is just adding to that sense of failure that has been following me like a cloud. The color and layout these birds just arent working. This morning I decided to add a swallow to the group. Next thing I know out of the corner of my eye i see these birds swirling around my head. Almost like an old cartoon. I had two swallows fly into my shop and pay me a visit. Maybe the universe does love me. It is the inspiration I needed. Form, Color, Spirit…flying swallows…just what my piece needed. Thanks God, I needed that.