I must admit that this is what it's all about for me. Yes, I am talking about the Scripture also but in this art journey I crave those times when the moon and stars align and a piece comes together with no layout planning or stressing in about 20 minutes time. The background was one of those "hang arounds" that I just didn't quite like but hated to cut up or even worse... chunk it. It was acrylic so I didn't even know if I could even letter on it with a nib ---and I didn't practice the Foundational letterforms before I wrote it so it was certainly a fly by the seat of my pants. It's not the most beautiful piece I have ever done but for today, it did the trick. Hence my calligraphic training, the goal of most any background piece I create whether collage, spraying with stencils, watercolor or whatever, is about where the letters might go. If it all comes together then it is a high for me--maybe even like a euphoric high from a drug or something. It will usually last for a day or so and then it wears off and I am off to find that "pusher" muse that can help me get my next fix.
Yes. I will admit, I am Martha Lever and I am an art-oholic.