At the PLAY retreat we spent Saturday morning down at the beach, walking the wrack line, and seeing what we could find. The idea was to gather beauty, little bits of nature that spoke to us. Gather and then arrange in some intentional order. I first did this exercise in a class I did at ArtFest in 2006 with Anahata Katkin. She called the class Creative Instincts and the idea was to use nature as an inspiration – to get our juices flowing, and to use the little beach vignettes we made as points of departure for other work.