I might have mentioned this before, but I have an obsession with watching people make things. It doesn’t matter what it is; a painting, a meal, a cabinet, a dress, I’ll immediately get sucked into it and can’t look away. People have walked in on me watching all sorts of odd things on TV, from woodworking to gun-making to pastry competitions. There’s something so interesting about watching somebody take raw materials and go from nothing to something absolutely amazing. When you look at the finished product you get that overwhelming feeling of “WOW, how on Earth did they do that?” but when you actually watch them go through the process you realize that it’s just a series of very small, often very precise steps. And a LOT of patience. And of course, a good bit of talent.
I especially love watching people paint. Maybe it goes back to watching Bob Ross on Saturday mornings as a kid (gotta love the happy little trees). Anyway, if you’re anything like me and you like to see the progression of something being made, then this post is for you. *
*Remember when I said I was going to stop doing all these kaleidoscope paintings and work on other things for a while? Totally didn’t happen. The compulsion to make them is just too powerful. Who am I to deny it?