The best feeling of accomplishment comes from the moment that you realize that you have created something beautiful out of something incredibly ordinary. The world is full of ordinary things; it is the job of the artist to take the ordinary and create something truly extraordinary. I find pieces of driftwood on the beach that most likely came from old pilings or a tree that happened to fall nearby. The piece is warped, water-logged, and altogether unappealing to the ordinary person. I, however, do not see something unappealing; using my mind's eye, I can see something beautiful. That is what defines me; that is what truly makes me an artist.