I'm wondering if anyone else works like this. When I'm working on a "big" project, I like to gather as many things as I can to choose from. This then becomes my palette - colors, textures, metals, ink, etc... Honestly, sometimes I just like looking at it as a little piece of art in itself that resides in my studio while I work. I can't wait to share the final project with you - but it's a xmas gift, so it's going to have to wait.
I had to bring Jane's basket in so she could hang with me while I work. It was this or my having to deal with her bugging me to lay on my lap or arms. So now she's happy and I'm happy and work can continue to get done.
Hope everyone is doing well, and taking time to enjoy the pre-holiday activities. I have to thank my friend Wakako for (re)inspiring me to go with my plan of many homemade presents this year. I look forward to sharing the final gifts with you.