Every artist has a style that often evolves. Well, currently I love creating backgrounds with one inch squares--sometimes larger. Some may think this is a little restrictive, but cutting and applying the little pieces is meditative. I choose to use decorative artist papers, but my favorite paper is one I create by using National Geographic Magazines (dated after the 1970s) and Citrasolv, an ecological orange concentrate degreaser. It more or less melts the clay inks, creating the most unpredictable colors and shapes. I love, love, love the Citrasolv paper. The process is a little messy but worth it.
I don't know how other artists work, but I don't usually have a plan. I don't draw my layout...I just start and eventually I feel that I have finished the piece. I become an alternate self. It's not a good idea to interrupt me during the process. Crazy as it seems, I enjoy watching old westerns while I am working--Gunsmoke is my favorite.
Hopefully, this gives you an insight into my process. As I continue this "blog" you will get to know me a little better. Come back and visit and enjoy the journey.