Sometimes that only means hunting and gathering items that come to mind to use on the project. I'll rummage through fabric scraps and abandoned fabric pieces, through old jewelry parts and beads, through the various
At other times, it means beginning a new Eccentricity right then, in fabric or clay, using a new shape or with a new idea in mind for a particular item. A phrase, a quote, a lyric from a song, seeing a camel made of spoons, whatever.... Sometimes, I'll just jot down notes that get lost or buried and then find them again.
And then I have to begin something with that idea in mind. Occasionally, this means that in spite of having so many other works in various stages of completion, I'm compelled to put them aside and start several new projects at once. The enthusiasm for a new project is often transient, so I have to make an immediate effort.
This is what happens:
This is where I am now. Preparing to create a clean workspace here and at the sewing machine. If I don't get distracted....