Okay, this one does look like a little bit like a face, but I swear I didn't mean to. It's actually based on a chicken embryo. Didn't see that one coming, did you? Basically I've been using one of Chris's old books that he collects for his projects (check out his sweet embryo art in the previous post-- it looks like a face, too), and I use the biological diagrams as a jumping off point for the shapes I cut out.
We found some amazing National Geographic maps from the 1930's at a yard sale this weekend. I bought a little pile of them for $5. They have great colors and add all sorts of interesting texture and pattern. I realized after I had selected all my different papers that I had actually chosen a few pictures from an old National Geographic magazine that are from the same geographical area as the pieces of map I was using. Coincidence?