I have always been fascinated by all the different textures of things. I also like to touch fabrics in the fabric store. Call me weird. I also like to run my hands along the edge of things, like fine furniture. There seemed to be a lot of very different textures along the way and I thought that I would try to take photos of them, some turned out OK. It's really hard to make things look 3-D on a 2-D canvas.