...well, what I have really discovered is that the very act of deciding that now is the time to do certain things that I am, for whatever reason, either putting off or hesitant to begin (i.e. dummy pencils) may actually result in my instead completing OTHER things that have long languished unfinished (i.e. yet ANOTHER page of my picture book that has been awaiting completion for some time now):
Hmm, the colours are a bit off...the table is actually a light turquoise colour...I'm going to have to fiddle around with the scanner's colour settings one of these days...(I'll probably do it when I'm avoiding some other task!) Come to think of it, I had noticed some greens being a little 'off' a couple of times...this is probably related.
...and I actually DID begin work on the dummy sketches after all... organizing previous notes and sketches, followed by further thinking, image research,and yes, even some sketching has so far been begun! It is actually turning out to be a fairly productive few days off. More soon.