I'm giving fully over to my inclination to these teensy little boxes and very basic automata mechanisms. I'm seeing it as a playing out, an exercising of ideas I've been cogitating for a couple years but were too ambitious for my skill and knowledge level. These are my studies, my samplers. Beth Parker, when looking at my first little box scene (not one of the Art-a-Day projects) said, "this is your sketchbook!" What a gift that was. They are!