Getting ready for some painting

Please excuse my disorganized studio. My wife took this photo of me prepping to start final art for a new book. This is where the fun begins!  I’m trying to figure out which illustration I want to paint first and writing down ideas on how to go about it. When things go well, the first illustration can really set the tone and even serve as something like a rosetta stone on how to go about painting the rest of the illustrations.