Anyway, I was still working but slumped in a heap not exactly inspired or effective. Splodged a blue background with acrylic paint, and was cutting up a children's book bought for 50p at a car boot sale.
Then here I began to add bits of doodling and the word "pain", which I'd actually cut out of an old journal page I'd photocopied - its fun to recycle bits of your own work that way, though I almost always want to make it different in some way. I added a face to represent me hiding out behind the walls of pain. If you compare the collage elements above and below, you'll see how I've changed the patterns with doodling to make them truly my own.