Brush lettering and studio organization

Today I spent an inordinate amount of time searching my studio for a set of color trials that I just know are in here somewhere. It's so frustrating. I made glair, the book pages are ready, the copy-fitting has been worked out, and I'm ready to do it. I just don't know what colors, exactly.

Towards the end of the day I cleaned out the right two columns of my post office boxes, taking the opportunity to practice some brush lettering on the labels. Okay, not exactly practice, but at least pick up the brush and do something with it. The "brush" was the other end of a Zig Scroll-and-Brush marker, or a Pentel color brush or a Copic brush. No guidelines, no do-overs, but it added a little fun to a tedious (and slightly alarming -- how did all this stock accumulate?) chore.