Being in my workshop is for me to be in a different world. Here I will soon lose the sense of time and space and all that matters is my briar and pipes.
Sometimes I start out with a clear picture of a shape in my mind, but often the grain in the block drives me to another (and often better) solution.

I love all the details in the process from raw block to finished pipe, and when a pipe is finished, I already have the next in mind.