Sometimes a challenge makes me want to get clever, to push myself and think of new things to try. At other times I simply want to play and see what happens. And that's what I did this week, with the Diva Challenge asking us to use Crux (by Henrike Bratz). With nods to Bales and 4 Corners I just let my pen roam, picking out or omitting parts as I fancied. And I popped each Crux pattern on top of a square of Inktense colour (trying out some new pencils I just got for my birthday).
I toyed with the idea of putting something else around the squares, to link them together maybe - but in the end decided less is more?
Perhaps my subconscious was at work while I drew - as she texted to ask me for directions to the fabric shop. She came home empty handed but my tile seems to have four swatches of fabric on it. Or perhaps some nice Moroccan tiles.