#234 - Canvas Spiritile
"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before." - Neil Gaiman
- The Story Behind This Tile
Few things are quite as daunting as a blank page. The creation process often feels like what Ernest Hemingway coined as "staring down the White Bull." Two dimensional white noise stares back at you, and it becomes tempting to leave the page as is. This is how so many great ideas remain just that: a possibility unrealized. When we mark the first drops and lines of ink on the page, we take the creative bull by the horns. We say "not today!" to our fear and a resounding yes to our hopes, dreams, and ideas. Whatever we create, be it draft, sketch, or finished work, lights up our world.
Spiritiles by Houston Llew are made in his kiln-hot Atlanta studio. Each tile is made by hand using ground glass that is painted, then kiln-fired to copper and enveloped around a solid frame. Every Houston Llew Spiritile has its own story wrapped around the sides to match the iconic and inspiring moments drawn from life.