I tell the students all the time to write down what they are doing.
Write it down I say as I work with them or pass by them in the glaze room.
Because, you will not remember what you did.
A few weeks back or more Mark sold one of my tiles with the possibility of doing more for a bathroom. Cool, I said, which one I said?, and he showed me a picture, hummm, okay.
Yes, they wanted more. I went to my notebook to see my notes.....
I have this one, I have that one, I wrote down that one.
No notes on this tile- none at all.
I went for the picture that Mark took and it looked very blue.
I started testing by the picture and going more blue and more blue and in the wrong direction.
Time to try something else.
I had them send me the tile.
Now, we can get this party started!
Write it down, even if you are just playing with glazes and stains.....