I'd started making mini sculptures out of balsa wood, and then I broke my shoulder.
I asked a friend with access to a laser cutter about the possibility of translating an image of paper shapes into laser cut wood shapes. He said, easy, I'll do it for you!
A few weeks later I had lots of shapes!
I'm recovering well, and finding certain things I can do, and others will have to wait until I'm fully recovered. But the shapes have introduced a lot of new possibilities and ideas, so watch this space...