In the few weeks after Christmas, work slows down to the extreme of maybe going in a few hours a week if I'm lucky. To challenge the woes of boredom, I spent some time at the local bookshop flipping through photography books to get ideas. I was enamored by Bryan Peterson's book of close-up photography. He had the coolest photo of a cheese grater I have ever seen, which I tried to duplicate and loathed the results. However, his suggestion of oil and scrapbook paper really got the creative juices flowing. I spent an entire afternoon playing with dyes, oil, and bubbles on glass, completely curing my plague of boredom.