Usually I work on topics assigned by manufacturers.
"Three beach themed images with coordinating borders and backgrounds in primary colors. No people included, please." Or "A holiday card with snowmen, use the attached color palette only."
But this time I dreamed up my own images and had a lovely time, inspired by the last Colette roses blooming by the studio door.
And the company I did sent me a note saying, "so pretty!"
Now I'm back to the list, but renewed and energized. It's amazing what a breath of fresh air it is to run on a long leash.