The first and most important part of art making is to have a connection with the material. I was glad to have arrived first so that I could touch and feel the energy of each log and find the one that spoke to me. Only 2 did. Before starting your next piece, invest the time to “be” with your material — if it does not *feel right* then it isn’t. Use whatever does feel right, even if it is something that you would never think to use. Especially then.