First, today's I-phone painting - this was one of my early ones, where I was still testing out what the tools could do. I learnt a lot doing it, and that is more important than the end result.
The Butterfly Mind flits to yet another way of making marks on the page - I love alternative ways of making arty marks, which leads to interesting results without any pre-planning.
This one started with simple round blobs on the paper made by pressing my thumb into black acrylic paint and pressing it on the yellow background until I felt I had enough blobs - enough for what I didn't know! Then I saw the blobs as heads and dabbed in marks for bodies. And they had to be looking at something, so ... is it a bird, is it a butterfly?
These mysterious figures often seem to crop up in my work, and I never really know who they are or what they are doing. They just want to appear on the page.
I hope you have a go at using thumb prints to see what results you get.
I'd be really interested to hear from you if you do.