Have you ever tried to do business through email? If you have, you'll be able to relate. I have been working on Freelance illustration projects with my good friend Angela of Angela Chan Design for more than 10 years. Angela lives in Vancouver and I live in Prince George, a physical distance of at least 1200 kms. Creating via telephone and email has always worked for us. We joke that we work faster now than when we lived in the same city and relied on courier service. This last week was different. After 4 phone calls, copious emails and 3 rounds of drawings I had to admit that I was confused. Confused about the content for the drawings, confused about the deadlines and confused about my work relationship with Angela. But then I also find myself entering a room with a pencil that needs to be sharpened, and leaving the room carrying a sock. And occasionally I'll stop whatever I am doing and just scratch my head as if stirring up the dander will some how complete those synaptic whatevers that happen when one thinks. Maybe I have too much going on, or... maybe it's mental-pause.