A few years ago I stumbled upon the website of someone who had done a small painting or drawing every day for a year (and then started in on a second year), had a following, had sold most of these daily pieces, and inspired me to start something similar. I was then painting from time to time with the Tuesday Painters, an informal group of plein air artists in Knoxville--mostly oil painters; I was one of the few regularly doing watercolor or even drawings. My vision of doing a small [quick!] painting or drawing a day didn't get me very far at all, but the lily and the hydrangea blossom were two relatively quick pieces that came from a morning at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum and the shell one that's sat on my parents' windowsill for years. I still want to do a time- and space-constrained drawing or watercolor a day (or even a piece of calligraphy/illumination!), so if you have any ideas of small items, details, oddities to further inspire me, please pass them along!