Love the Process, Love the Result
As much as I can go on and on about "doing it for the process," I have come to accept that when it comes to creating art, I also want to feel that sense of satisfaction I get when I actually love what I create. And when it comes to messy, mixed media type art, it's easy to have a ton of fun and create a mess on the page, but it's not as easy to get that sense of satisfaction.
Enter the Wonky Bit. Honestly, I made that name up, but what we're really talking about here is having a high contrast focal point in your messy art. A place for the eye to immediately hone in. The first thing you see when you look at that page. A spot with really high contrast so that you cannot look away and your eye wants to linger there.
I sure as heck did not invent the focal point. I just took an idea that is always being talked about amongst artists and then I applied a technique that I thought might be really cool and fun to create a lot of loose focal points that I could use in everything that I create. Kind of a signature shortcut move to have almost guaranteed successful mixed media art every time. There isn't anything that I've made recently that these Wonky Bits have not made better.