This page was originally blank on the left side and had a half face print on the right. I dabbled about with the face print, and at one point had a butterflyish drawing on the cheek and it bothered me ... too easy. I am having a big discussion with myself about not using things because I can or because they are there. Learning to look for the things that fit, not always the easy thing.
The circles are from a wrapper on a gift from Japan. I liked the sketchiness of the script.
The other side is an orchid leaf that has been hanging around for a while, getting more and more beat up, which is when I really like them the best. The embossing is from the top of a can of sweetened condensed milk that I bought in Chinatown. When I popped the lid I looked at it and saw "longevity". So I saved the lid, and embossed it onto a piece of watercolor paper..
There is a bit of smeary charcoal in there also.