I have an accumulation of figure studies from a Saturday session I attend each weekend. It is the high point of my week. I enjoy painting these for the company of the group and the for the skills building and maintenance. But these are works I would not submit for any exhibition. They are strictly studies, not art. So I have decided to use them as bases for exploring some the metaphorical possibilities of my dolls. This is not a finished work in any way. It is an exercise just for provoking ideas. I get more ideas when I am working than at any other time. I have a pad of paper nearby just for those ideas that pop into my head so I can write them down before they leave my head as fast as they have entered it.