I headed to the studio all ready to "make something" and, following an old pattern, I pawed through interesting scraps and came up with an idea for a brooch/pendant, 3 of them actually. "This will be quick and easy!," I say. I ended up with one and it was neither quick or easy. And it wasn't fun. And it came out ugly.
Lesson for the day (the same one that's been hammering at me for years): stay with what gives me joy. Trust that.