I have always been a daydreamer and that, contrary to popular belief, can be a very useful skill. You see, to me, being a daydreamer is as much a part of my life as anything else I do. I love daydreaming and quite often a daydream leads to an idea for an image. Would I have gotten that idea without daydreaming? Maybe so, maybe not, but I know that without daydreaming the idea would not have evolved into what is now in my mind waiting for me to create an image. Getting bored is good for me in many ways too. When I get bored I start to daydream and I can dream up all sorts of images. Case in point is the image below. I got bored one day and I had been thinking about doing an image of a flaming match. Well, after thinking about it for a while, I went into the basement and started playing with matches!

Match bursting into flame

While playing with matches in the basement usually does not turn out well, for me it did. I created an image that I liked and I learned a lot about how matches burn. Yes, I know, how matches burn is useless information to most people but it helped in creating this image. It took some trial and error to get the match to burn so that all the red did not turn to ash right away. I’m not sure how many matches I went through but it was a few. This image eventually was used on the cover of a book. Not too bad for a day when I got bored and started to daydream!

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