It's hard to remind myself sometimes, when thoughts, ideas, images are flooding in. Journal pages get filled. Scrap papers with quick sketches are littered through the house as another idea comes rushing in and I don't want to forget. But when starting something new, a technique I've never done, I have to remind myself - start simple. New art materials are usually rare for me. So when I get them, I want to go big. Then I get so nervous about ruining the materials that I just stare at them. So, start simple.
A simple leaf.
Perhaps a bit too simple. The carving went too fast and I enjoyed it too much.