Because in this lifespan I probably won’t have enough time to realize all the ideas that I’ve had in the course of years as etchings – the average etching takes me about six weeks work – I decided in 2012 to run through my three full files of drawing-ideas and make small watercolors of them. In this heading I call them studies, because undoubtedly some of them will end up as etchings after all. Up till now I only used the technique of watercolor for my illustrations, which I do in commission, but now I discover that I find joy in representing my own ideas in this totally different (i.e. painting instead of drawing) technique. See the heading Watercolors.