My favourite things to see in the National History Museum were the minerals. V kindly browsed through the first quarter of the vast collection with me, and then just as kindly and patiently sat on a bench reading while I went through the rest. I took numerous photos of textures and colours that especially caught my eye; a task rather silly due to the shiny glass cases the collection was displayed in. I have yet to figure out how exactly I'm going to turn the inspiration these beautiful things gave me into something tangible. Maybe you have a suggestion on two?