A good resource for mixed media artists wanting to incorporate fabrics into their work are "fat quarters," small portions of folded fabric intended for quiltmakers. I managed to find some beautiful batiks, three of which I incorporated into this painting, along with a fourth piece of material fished out of the treasure trove.
The quotation, by the way, is a favorite of mine, from Goethe: "Whatever you would do, begin it. Boldness has courage, genius, and magic in it." It seemed appropriate for this group of images – what they asked of me was simply to dive in and begin.