I dislike waste in all areas of life. I clear my plate every night, take care to not buy more than I need, and recycle or donate anything I no longer want that still has a little life in it.
And of course I don't throw away tiles that have 'gone wrong'. Instead I tuck them into the little basket where a handful of fresh blank tiles live and hope to come back to them one day. But I rarely do. The stack just builds up.
There's all sorts of tiles in there. Ones that I started and then lost my way, lost my faith. One that are nothing more than a string. Experiments in colour that then overwhelmed me when it came to placing a line on them. And some that are almost finished and then fell at the final hurdle. Misshapes, mistakes, misfits.
I've been muttering to myself about doing something with them for a long time. So, now is the time. To launch a sometimes project to give a new lease of life to those unloved tiles. Starting with this one...
... a couple of blobs, squiggles and a spray of blue on a cream tile. With no fixed plan I tangled a large section of Arukas, Papermint in one blob, Crescent Moon in the other. Some creeping auras and then some Wool (with fills of Msst and Tipple). I then shaded with graphite and a slightly dubious choice of two coloured pencils which I'm trying hard not to regret!