Can't stop. Kind of cheating with pattern-making, no pens required. No carving or ink pads. Studying how the simple shapes of a circle and a square interact and behave when they aren't a solid color. Security envelopes, which I can never discard, are an easy material to manipulate. Thin enough to punch out then attach with a gluestick.
Very therapeutic, especially when paired with my zen music. Relaxing. Enjoyable. Addictive. Always lessons in composition as you consider the markings, the color, direction, shape, balance of dark/light and positive/negative. I'm off to complete a few more spreads. I bet you'll be looking at your incoming bills differently now :)
This is still part of my Evolution of an Idea series - illustrating how curiosity about certain concepts can take you in unexpected directions. The work we do in our journals can be just plain fun, or purposely expressive, or may inform future work.
p.s. for those of you who are going to call me out or tease me for using blue, couldn't be helped...it's how the envelopes arrived. I almost took artistic license and photoshopped to teal.