I haven't entered in IF for awhile, but when I thought of REFRESH, I instantly thought of vacation, which I could really use right now. :)
First I get the idea or words. In this case, I had the random thought, what would Emma Lou look like in clothes. Emma Lou, being so good-natured, agreed to pose in the cute skirt I found in the thrift store. She knows and must tolerate that Mom is a bit off-center. (Hopefully this isn't a form of animal abuse putting a skirt on your basset. But, c'mon, she looks so cute.)
Then out comes the sketchbook. Many of my cards, I just jump in and draw. This time I played with color. I love the blue palette. I wanted to experiment with making the color pencil look almost like a watercolor wash. The artwork is born.
This time, the words came second. It is usually the other way around.