Recently my scanner stopped working and I was reminded of just how much I depended on its use. I’m not a “sling paint” type of person, but more of the calculating and plodding type, so using the scanner to plan my progress and work has become second nature to me. My routine is to create a folder on my computer desktop and scan the progressions of my paintings and park them there until the painting is finished. I imagine that everyone approaches painting somewhat differently, and this is just my thing. I can be mistake prone when in a hurry, so this method has saved my bacon on occasion. As it turned out the fix for the old scanner was a new power cord rather than spending hundreds of dollars for a new scanner. That made me extremely happy.