I am always inspired to turn what is tarnished or the “ugly “ spot into the aesthetic focal point of interest. One of the pillars of what I do is to practice the Principle of Wabi Sabi. Finding beauty in the imperfect. The areas that are now blue were once gouged out and rotted. I hand mixed this blue color to help give this ash wood a new life! The area that is blue is also now stronger than the wood which to me speaks volumes that when we embrace and lead with the imperfections that make us unique ourselves we are stronger than when we try to hide.