Wow... Reading Bruce's advice really did loosen up some of those knots that I have been tangled up in when it comes do design. So... here are the bits and pieces that I am going to focus on in the months to come.
this is it! I have been taking an idea, a very small one, and putting it straight into execution mode. What if I step back and THINK about it? What if I, for 5 minutes, deeply wrap my mind around that idea and come up with a more vivd solution? yes... that might be it. I will work on this.