Yes, the art of the thumb nail. Drawing numerous pieces of paper, for several hours, knowing that only one, if one will be the idea to evolve into 'the idea'. Perspective doesn't work, in my opinion. Printing out a photograph and applying the rules of perspective on top of that photo will tell you this right away. Yet, schools continue to teach the rules of perspective, because, they 'look' like they work. All resistance aside, just for a moment, I am becoming fond of wasting my time like this. I am perfectly engaged in the use of my tools. The pencils are diminishing, the pad of 100% cotton papers cycling through my hands and right into the recycling paper bin...it's like Zen really. Or wait, is that the opposite of Zen? The creation of nothingness, is that even possible?