I'm beginning to notice themes emerging in my assemblages. One very strong theme is water --- or to be more specific, the ocean.
On the outside of this box I've created a mermaid swimming above the image of an antique map.
Inside the box the mermaid is swimming with shells and more antique maps.
I'm having such fun with these projects, that I have littered my office floor with many more of them in different stages of completion. (really, the layering of papers and paint and textures on the outside/inside of the box is the most time intensive part of the project. Each layer has to dry completely, etc. It is a very zen activity.)
Of course this has not reduced the general state of chaos in my office. (more on that later)