What an exciting thing, to reach my funding goal on my birthday!
It's just over four weeks before I get started -- every day that it gets closer, I can feel that familiar anxiety start to build. There's a certain sense of the unknown when you get off a train in a new town, fly over a patch of lights, or put your faith in a bus schedule written in an unreadable alphabet. That's what I feel now when I see the project begin to materialize.
That fear, excitement, and readiness is what has always fueled my artistic drive. What a joy to feel it again.
Aivazovsky's View of Tiflis