These are just sort of a little side project that I’ve been working on. I’m not sure anything will come of them, but they are so soothing to work on that I dont even care!

I pull out projects like this when I’m feeling especially anxious or just need to stop thinking for a little bit. Concentrating on drawing the lines is almost meditative. They are far from perfect, and definitely not symmetrical, but I love them anyway.

And I just happened to get my paws on some old paper – mostly envelopes from India. You can see some of the stamps and writing through the drawing.

Caveat: if you decide to try something like this with old paper, be very sure to use a bleed-resistant pen, like a Micron.