So these are a few of the things I do to work out ideas and just play. I keep a board divided into 6" squares where I lay down an idea, colors and practice my stroke. Painting is a journey. For me it's important to play with an idea and get it out. I always like to make room so I can see where I'm going. I know too it is important to be humble and grateful to the special teachers who I would not have come to this place without. Thanks Mr Nicholson!