i can often be found sketching diligently in a journal. usually when doing this i am coming up with new ideas for backgrounds to use in my paintings. when i am creating these preliminary sketches i am often thinking of at least 5 different ways in which i could ultimately use it in a painting. i have affectionately started to refer to these ideas as "elements"... and have created a series of smaller scale paintings that allow me to explore the potential that these individual elements contain. this is what i refer to as my 'frosticular elelments'. enjoy!