Well here I am flying in here at the last minute. I have sealed my board with black paint. Now I will start to play with the tiles to see if I can come up with a design scheme.
Ok now I have to seal the wood-I use black paint because it was the closet to me. I decided on design 2 as you can see. It just felt right. As you can tell, I am pretty easy and have found to follow my intuition. That could turn out really scarey though. YiKeS! For some unknown reason I cannot design a piece with bright bold Matisse colors!..It is very annoying to me. I love fun funky stuff, but can't bring that all together. You know, the folky stuff. I am just about to give up on even trying. Oh well, I am off to draw and color now. Oh the time it took me to do all of the stuff above was about 3 hours. So right now that is about 3.5 hours into the project.