One thing that I love to do that is easy and mindless are these little "color drop flowers" as I call them. They are really easy and quick and are actually shaped by the tiny black outline. I lay the water in with a pointed oriental brush first in the shape of pedals then I drop the water in. You can use any brush but the oriental brush get a nicer point and spreads out really nicely. It takes a little practice and a little knowledge about using colors and their neighbors on the color wheel (can't think of that color theory word) to have better success with blending the colors. Love to write with my pointed pen also. The paper was cold press so it was rather bumpy for a pointed pen. This is on a 12 x 12 sheet of watercolor paper.