"Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it."
Solitude could be a another word for creativity. It certainly is a requisite for getting any work done in this studio. There is so much anxiety about carving. Worrying about how long and slow the process is grinds up against the fear of removing too much too soon. It isn't until I relax into the process and just enjoy making a mess that the art can begin.