Robert Henri wrote in The Art Spirit, "I think the real artists are too busy with just being and growing and acting (on canvas or however) like themselves to worry about the end. The end will be what it will be. The object is intense living, fulfillment; the great happiness in creation."
I have been playing with a collage layering workshop that one of the Yahoo groups that I belong to offered. The group is The Latest Trends in Mixed Media art. I'm not sure if it is not done. In the first picture I applied various papers, second I added color and in the third gesso and more color. There are more steps but I think I will life with it for awhile.