I just found this photo on the floor in my garage, It's a still life from my GCSE days, I guess I was about 15. I used to love the depth and pattern I could get within a rope. As for smooth surfaces, they are definitely my weakness. While most of my work is dotty to date , back then it was all about cross hatching. I can see quite a bit of yesterday's picture here, It's like I have gone back to where I started.