Finally, after months of sitting in my studio just waiting for me to commit to a finish, the first in a series of work with a marine fossil theme is done. Complete, finished, no going back and it actually feels good. Rarely do I pull a piece like this out of the kiln and feel good. Usually I have to live with it for a while. And sometimes I just take a hammer to it after a while. But this time it feels right. It's not that there aren't things I'd do differently. It's more that I can see my way forward. For me that's always a nice thing. And tomorrow I'll work again with some larger forms.