Cranford, NJ, circa 1958. I remember sitting in our den—a room whose size wouldn't pass muster as a walk-in closet on HGTV today!, working on a paint-by-number kit of a scene in Paris.
I remember the total pleasure and satisfaction of dipping a little brush into little plastic pots, matching colors to numbers on the "canvas," filling prescribed spaces with their designated colors, and watching the scene come to life.
The current values studies I've undertaken bring up those memories. Scene is already in place, colors are pre-established.
Here's the rub: I have to make decisions!
Surprisingly difficult decisions, as it turns out!
But no less pleasurable and satisfying.
Great exercise. This won't be the last one.