A couple of my product design buds recommended I do a full mockup of my van interior in cardboard and cheap wood before I get to the business of making the real thing. As in anytime someone suggests something smart to do, that takes extra time, I usually just skip it. But I am learning to trust those friends of mine that I respect and love and follow their advice. And you know what?? They were right! I not only realized that I think in 3D, but I see new things and new way to do things to improve the design. Now I have a good prop to go talk to my metal maker friend and have a new found confidence in what I am building. Creativity lives in reality. Lesson learned, wisdom earned!