Background noise. Do you require it, or do you like to eliminate it? Is it acceptable if you choose what it is, or do you just tune it out if it is beyond your control? Do your preferences depend upon your mood?
What does the photograph have to do with background noise? Well, it is one of my works in progress, and deciding to cover part of that delicious red and black spiral with ornate gold patterning involved thinking about the visual version of background noise. When I melt glass into beads and sculptures, my most powerful pieces are the ones with the simplest lines. But when I paint, my evolving style seems best when I balance simple lines with lots of textures and "pretty" details.
That's where this painting is headed-- simple yet bold color, with ornate touches that please the eye.
Now, time to head to the day job, one I love as much as creating art. Hope you each have that kind of balance of good things in your life today!