Every artist needs a little time to play to keep their ideas fresh. That is precisely what I was doing this week. I just got some fabulous new stamps from Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi and just had to play. What fun it is to have no plan, no expectations, no deadlines and no rules to abide by. It frees up your mind to discover new techniques. Give yourself a little time to play and see what you come up with. You'll find that once you are in the "groove", it can be quite cathartic.