I went to the art supply store last week for the first time since pandemic, and came home with, among other stuff, a dozen wood painting panels. I wanted to try for a new series that would have a lot of painting, plus collage of pages and covers of old books. Mounting everything on wood panels would give them some heft and finish, so I could easily display them.
As I started to work I was immediately reminded that when you use paint, glue and medium, you have to wait for things to dry. So my work area became a field of gold, waiting for next steps. And with lots of bits and pieces auditioning for where they will end up.