We are all "shaped" by our environment, the families we are raised in, our friends and beliefs, work, books, movies, travels, trials and challenges. Maybe these also influence how and what we imagination. It is intriguing to view people not always in person but in the things they create. Maybe the challenge for me is to surprise people (even myself) and design something that no one would expect. I must admit I tend to model existing objects and present them as miniatures for printing but I have discovered so many designers out there who are so much more fluid and creative that I am presented with and challenged to try new things.