Starting to think about creating a new collection of jewellery is both exciting and daunting. Anticipation combines with apprehension and there are no short cuts! My starting point has been to choose three words from a random list given to those of us attending Zoe Arnold's recent course at West Dean, then making them mean something to me personally, or in telling a story in jewellery. A challenge for all of us with very individual results. Here is the beginning of my journey. It starts with a collection of found objects, and a poem I wrote on the three words "gather, river, breath"