Art Challenge: Borders
Journal Prompt: "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind."
I made the border first, and then stared at it for a long time trying to figure out what to do next.
My first idea was to fill in the middle with colored shapes but I ended up not liking that. They were too much with the busy border. So I decided to cover them up with a layer of gesso that was thin enough that they show through a little and give some depth and texture to the background without commanding attention.
Then I made big orange ovals, hoping that the larger scale would would work better with the busy border.
It seemed to work better, so I added some details and finished it with words using my white gel pen.