Many many years ago, there was a suitcase under my bed containing snippets from magazines. They weren't particularly useful at the time, but I thought they would be useful in time. I suspect they probably weren't because I can't remember much about them.
Except the crosswords. I'd read in one of those magazines how the black and white squares in crosswords could be used to code a knitting machine and lovely patterns of colour would emerge. But the hoped-for knitting machine didn't eventuate, so the crosswords, without clues, didn't amount to anything. Who knows if it was ever true.
Over the years, I'd read about vision boards and seen a few examples on TV. They are a designer's tool for visualising creative direction, whether developing a theme for a home renovation or a seasonal collection of clothes.
The frustrated dress designer in me wanted a piece of that.