I carved a rubber stamp for our holiday cards last week. Off and on I have been sampling patterned papers to use for paper-piecing just the scarf part of the image but nothing really worked.
So-o-o, I decided to create my own.
Sharpie red and green colors say "holiday" to me.
I like this kind of thing; it is what I think of as repetitive variation and I don't find it to be boring. I go into a kind of zone and before I know it, voila, done!
Never having really studied a rhinoceros before, sketching one (even of the "Picasso dog" type") has given me a new appreciation of this stunning creature. I don't know much (yet) about their nature, but I do remember reading long ago in the mists of time that rhinoceroses are not heavily endowed with intelligence, but so what...have you seen a baby rhino? Adorable.
So here's my Picasso Rhinoceros: