I once did a band gig out on the Old Benson Highway, in the mid-seventies. I played in this Country Western band, Roy Brown & Country Gold, and we had a sit-in guitarist who was in the original Stone Ponies, a very famous Tucson folk group that included Linda Ronstadt. In fact, the guitarist later told me Linda was his girlfriend when they moved to LA to take a shot at the big time. Short version: she made it, he came home. Anyway, the guitar player had a really eccentric style of picking and during a break I asked him how he created such a counter-intuitive-style and he shrugged, and said, "It's simple: I play myself into a corner and try to get out."
I have never forgotten this sage advice.
With that in mind, this weekend I took six scratchboards and created six different border treatments, without any preconceived idea of where it was going. Here they are: