I think my recent Gelli printmaking frenzy has put me in an abstract state of mind. After months of churning out characters for my 365 in 2013 project, I feel myself needing a little break, even at the risk of falling terminally behind. There is something intriguing yet restful about working in abstraction; the wabi-sabi approach provides a much-needed counterbalance to my usually detail-oriented work.
There's no theme or "point" to this journal page other than to fulfill a need to simply play with color, line, pattern, and texture. There were several moments in the creation of this page that I thought "Well, that ruined it" but I kept going until I reached a natural stopping point. I loved making this page so much that I am considering doing more pages like this (a lot more) or devoting this year's Index-Card-a-Day (ICAD) challenge to just making abstract cards.