Today I actually reached the surface of my desk through the piles of paper, stamps, pieces of veneer (from our new wood greetings cards), miscellaneous stationary items, watercolours, more stamps, ink pads of varying dimensions, felt tips and my ubiquitous Pilot V-7 fine liners, without which everything would crumble. I now have a clear and tidy work area. I've discovered i don't need to buy new pens (I found 8 in all!). And I feel a sense of zen like calm.... Amongst the detritus were these 'test sheets' covered in test prints, felt pen squiggles and water colour washes. I couldn't bring myself to bin them as they are pleasing to the eye.