I generally don't have an idea in mind when I start a design. I just fiddle around until I come up with a shape I like. I'll cut everything out, apply the resist so the acid doesn't etch everything & stare at my blank little canvas until I decide what I want to do. I generally start over a couple times to get the layout right. It's so hard to draw on such a smooth surface. Since there's no tooth, my burin slides all over the place & I have to touch spots up.