I was DEFINITELY talking to myself here! It's often said that this is the first sign of madness, but does it count if you're writing it down rather than muttering in the corner??
It started really simply - 3 or so colours of paint just slapped down any old how. Backgrounds don't have to be clever or complicated! After all you're going to write and collage on top.
You can tell exactly what I was thinking from the very first things I wrote down. ... I have this thing going on in my head that I'm not a worthwhile person unless I produce something every day - its kind of justification for my existence, because otherwise I often feel like a taker rather than a giver.