The weather this autumn has been as beautiful as the year my youngest daughter was born 17 years ago which has been wonderful for spray painting. I prefer to work in sunshine so that everything dries more quickly and that meant working on our front driveway instead of the back garden as the sun sits so low these days. Sometimes it seems as though when I work, everything is so random, without giving any thought to the process. But, that isn't the case at all. I always consider the elements of design - colour, shape, texture (even implied texture), space, form, harmony, and balance. Patterns and colours are repeated with the overall feeling of harmony and balance in mind. I always consider the fact that odd numbers are more visually appealing than even, and how colours contrast and compliment one another. This doesn't necessarily mean that the same pattern is repeated, even though that is often the case,but sometimes a matter of using the same colour on different patterns (stencils or marks made by hand or by utilizing other tools). I also like to repeat patterns using different colours. In the end, it has to 'feel right'...I think that trusting your intuition comes with practice. So, you see, there is a method to my madness after all.