Then today I got word that I have at least one more paid botanical plate to paint for the endemic species book I contributed to last year (Hurrah for another nibble at that apple!) and suddenly I had a jar of fresh foliage and the necessity to clear my desk so I could setup my drafting table tomorrow to work up the basics of the composition.
Shuffling the various horizontal filing systems around I refound my painkillers reminder and thought "If I sank time into illuminating this I would certainly remember it..." I jotted a note on the scrap - I put it on another pile- I went to taekwondo, came home saw the note and thought "well why not start that now?" ... its midnight and I am putting the pencil down.
tomorrow will be a day of drawing cassinia and perhaps on the weekend I will return to my illumination - but gee it feels good to just start something out of the blue. Once this one is done I will return to and finish "The Poison Tree" calligraphy piece.