In the beginning an idea can feel unruly, a flux of possibilities without focus, stifling progress. At the beginning it is important to identify fixed points in order to get things started and this may mean shelving some ideas or properties and selecting a limited few. The others ideas can be returned to later, if necessary, once the idea becomes more clearly defined.
Every action, object or context already carries with it its own particular connections and associations and understanding these will help give you direction. Keep it simple.
As Dawn examined the properties of signs and symbols and how to create them in ceramics, she found that the actual subject or image that she used was un-important, what she used was not as significant as how she could manipulated its properties.