So we're giving abstract painting a shot in class and trying a technique that involves pouring paint and tilting the paper to make it run, blowing on it, spraying it -- basically anything but using a brush to move and direct the paint. WHAT?! So after some initial experimenting, I wrote myself a note in resist across the paper as a reminder -- sort of like a secret message -- and went for it. Surprisingly I kind of like it. It changed with each new layer and became something quite different. Definitely not as much control as I'm used to. But I just kept reading the words as they began to appear and finally arrived at the finish line. There were definitely a lot of discoveries along the way to this piece.