This is the 5th window I'm building for a client with basically the same design, size and clear textured glass. And all straight lines... I've been passing the time as I've been working on them for the past few months by listening to podcasts. One I really like is "Magic Lessons" by Elizabeth Gilbert's (the insightful author of Eat, Pray, Love). She talks with artists to help them reach their goals and she invites other well-known guests to offer additional advice. In one podcast, Neil Gaiman (another incredible author) was offering feedback and he commented that some artists are like dolphins and some are like otters. He explained that "dolphin" artists are content to do the same trick over and over, each time receiving praise and a fish for their effort. "Otters" will do a trick, eat the fish, and then do a different trick, still hoping to get the fish. It made me laugh to hear this because I am definitely an otter- I want to do a new trick every time! But with commissions, it doesn't always work that way; some things come in pairs, triples or more and they have to match. So in the meantime, this otter is plugging away, trying to find the zen in repetition.