A lot of the time when I'm working on a piece, I reach a point when I need something I don't already have, I run out of patinated wire, or I just don't know for sure which direction it wants to take. I don't want to force it. I want to midwife it gently - no forceps deliveries on my worktable. Taking a break from the work usually means pulling up some weeds, loading the dishwasher, having a little lie-down ... but I especially like to read other people's blogs. My favorites are on the left. I'm so impressed when artists can coherently describe their processes. It really makes me feel inadequate. I love the blogs where an entire tutorial is presented. Words and photos. How do they do it? How would I ever become organized enough? Would a photo showing the state of my cuticles make readers gag?