Another day "in the trenches" I suppose. I often find myself going to another place and time when I'm making the button blanks...sort of zone out if you will. It's a Zenish thing...the process is a means to an end. By working towards perfecting my process, the end product becomes better. Each button is approached with the goal of a better process than the one before so that the button following can be better.
One of the most marvelous things that happens as I "Zen out" on the process, is that I come up with more ideas based on the process. New patterns, new techniques and new color ways all sort of appear as I work along.
So while I might share that there is a mundane nature in this part of the process...it's all good.