After Laddie and I made our country journey yesterday, I came home and worked a little more on the monkeys. This process is more fun than, well, a barrel of monkeys! I've made some little houses and trees and wonkey stars.
I'm going to continue making little blocks and pieces, learning as I go. Later, the process of choosing which ones to use, which to discard, and how to arrange... Not to worry about that yet.
The process is slow, but enjoyable. As usual, I don't know where I'm going, but the Marston/Moran philosopy encourages my natural tendencies toward randomness, which gives me confidence. If the finished block doesn't appeal, it can be added to or tossed. I'm not fond of this one, but it was the very first one, and helped me understand the process. Since I'm not good at following directions, I have to learn with my hands, trying to be tolerant of mistakes in vision and application.