Do you have a preconceived idea before you start a project? I usually have a general idea of a theme or a feeling I'm trying to convey. Occasionally I don't notice I'm working on a theme until I'm finished with a collage. In this case the theme is clearly "pointy things": fork, high heels with pointed toes, birds' wings, a streamlined plane and neatly filed nails but I didn't even notice until a friend pointed it out.
I never go on vacation. There are a number of reasons: financial, the fact that I rescue dogs that no one wants to take care of and that money is usually tight. I was talking about it with a friend yesterday and I think the number one reason I don't go anywhere is because a vacation is guaranteed to cost money and not guaranteed to be a good time. It's a gamble, right? I made this collage inspired by my fear of vacations, and to make fun of myself a little bit.