For the first painting, i started adding color randomly to the page. after i had several blobs or lines of color, i filled it all in with more color. then i added black lines. it was all random and built on itself as i was working. by the end i found that i didn't like the overall piece at all, but i liked bits of the piece.
so for the first time ever i just cut up the piece and discarded the parts i didn't like! i don't know why i haven't thought to do that before. Here are the two parts i did like from that particular piece.
Next I did this one by putting paint down randomly again:
And cut out the parts I liked (also the first photo in this post):
By that point I had scissors on the brain so when I started the next one and decided to sketch out my ideas beforehand, i flipped through my most recent art journal and took out all the motifs and ideas I liked and added them to this page. Here is the sketch, and the colored-in, pre-line version. My favorite part for some reason is the bird standing on the scissors.
I saw this brick wall the other day, I love the idea of the spiral.