Communicating between designer and client (or designer and internal project manager!) can involve odd ways of getting an idea across. Here's a funny cheat sheet for designers. Bright Bold Crap really pops!
freeze pop holders - why don't I think of these things? Oh, yeah, I don't have kids! BUT I do have a niece and 2 nephews that LOVE freezer pops. And who always ends of holding the freezer pop? Not the little kid!
I like how drawing and photography was used at the same time. Although this was tried a lot of times, the fact that both types (photography and pencil drawing) can be used helps widen the possibilities for a design.