You know how the Housemate and I were playing with porcelain paint pens the other day? I had these pale gray plates that she rescued from Goodwill for me and I sat and looked at them for a couple of days with no idea about what I was going to put on on them. Eventually, I came up with some elaborate schemes but when I actually tried drawing them, they looked wretched.
The great thing about the porcelain paint pens is that you can wipe off your wretched first attempts and start over. Entirely. Over. And over. Again.
As I keep preaching to myself, Keep it Simple. So I quit trying to do anything fancy and made these little paper-chain-organic shapes. I'm happy with the results.
Remember these screen-printed dishtowels from last year? I still have that screen and I love love those leaves....maybe I'll make myself a set of cloth napkins....someday.
I'm not happy with having to take pictures in the low-light situations this time of year in the Pacific Northwest. I'm getting better at taking low-light pictures with no flash (big aperture, slow ISO, steady hands) but I think I should ask for a speed-lite flash and a diffuser for Christmas (Are you reading this, Wise and Bearded One?).
Keep it Simple.