One of the great things about art is that any time you pick up your tools to play with them, it’s worthwhile. You are practicing. You are learning. Even that time I picked up ink sticks and smudged out a firey horse from memory, trying to familiar myself with the way the colors move and the ink behaves. Even the way water interacts with it when I activate the pigments…it’s all useful. (And relaxing and refreshing, all the wins!)