Underglaze DecoratingI start with dots—lots of dots! I select my outline color, which is usually black, and use an extra fine tip (7). At this point I go into automatic mode and concentrate on each dot, working in a rhythmic meditative state. I find this pleasant focus in many of the crafts I have pursued in the past. Beadwork, hand quilting, knitting, and crocheting are all similar in how my mind is taken over as I enter a calm, meditative state.