Public domain image - seating in the Prince Charles
Staring at my almost finished set, I discover the small important details that need to be added, finished, or revised. This is when I judge whether the color scheme is working as I planned, whether the whole design feels balanced, whether this or that change works or not. When I make To-Do Lists. When I Prioritize and Quality-Control.
When I think.
This takes time.
In the last-minute rush of any show, it's all too easy not to find this sliver of time. But, I swear, twenty minutes of pure sitting and staring can make all the difference.