The three mentioned methods of scratching that I think would work best for me are environment, improvisation and reading. Environment is important to me and relevant because it is very influential in the thinking and work that occurs. I enjoy working around certain people and the dynamic between those people and myself really get me thinking in ways that reading or making work by myself wouldn't have me thinking. I also think that reading is very important to me because it gives an alternative perspective from conversation. I can learn from people who I would never otherwise have a chance to hear from of not for an article or book and this is why reading is valuable to me. Improvisation is a imperative component of some of my work such as abstract paintings of mine.