I've reached this advanced age never really knowing what people saw in the Taj Mahal. All I've ever seen is the standard exterior shots, not really for me, radial symmetry and so on. Someone pointed out to me that the extraordinary part was the interior detail. Yikes! I'll say. "Google Images" has an eyeful, this being just an example:
Well, I can't do that kind of work, but I have been having the best time making "Chrismon" Christmas tree ornaments for my new church's new Christmas tree. The new building's higher ceilings inspired someone to pass the hat and buy a bigger tree, sadly artificial but still nicer than the old one. They need new ornaments in the 8- to 10-inch range. You know what that means? There are many, many more pixels in an ornament that size than the usual 3-inch range I shoot for. At least four times as much fun, and I still have five months till Christmas to work on these. My work table is fairly groaning with the weight of thread and beads and sequins crying out to be sewn and crocheted together. In fact, when the word goes out that you need beads and such, people start volunteering to unload their craft closets on you. There is a place in the world for people afflicted with OCD.