One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.
Annie Dillard (b. 1945), U.S. author. The Writing Life, ch. 5 (1989).
I like what fellow Pittsburgher, Annie Dillard says about writing. I think it pertains to anything you do in life. So,in that spirit, here is a picture I am working on from my hoard of sketchbooks and drawings. Its a little thoughtful armadillo thinking about his place on this planet as the only surviving species in the Dasypodidae family. His name in Spanish means "little armored one" which aptly describes the tender being wrapped in this wonderful shell.