I'm hoping that Steel Alchemy will assist me with some Life Alchemy. When working on something new that really grabs my attention, I go to a place where the world disappears and Things Of Interest come to me, springing one from the other. It's meditative and productive at the same time. It's how I operate, how I allow Creativity to work through me.
January, for many people, is a time to sort and sift and tidy things up. It's introspective and restful. It's the perfect place for a new year to start, right at the beginning, in the cold, dark quiet that's so conducive to hibernation and personal composting. For me, it's a good time to hide out in my studio, turning dirty steel into things of beauty, and considering all that's precious and valuable in my life.