I thought I'd try watercolors. I had no idea what I was doing. My first effort was this dragon. It started with a line and turned into this:
The second time, I tried something a bit more deliberate. Still not what I was looking for.
I thought about the stuff I'd done that I liked. How I did it, what materials I used... I remembered this thing. In my pictures list it's called "Womb". I also call it "Onion". It's not my favorite.
Then there's this. I call it "The Music in Me" and it started with a line, drawn with my eyes closed. Then another and another and finally, I opened my eyes and decided what it looked like to me. I LOVED this one:
So a couple of days ago, after my newest nephew was born, I was thinking about this new little person in my family and closed my eyes. I drew a line. And then another one. And another one. I opened my eyes and it looked a bit like a swaddled baby being held in someone's arms. So that's what it became. Tonight I took my doodle and turned it into a painting.
I think I may have found my style.