It started with the blue and yellow paint background, to which I added some simple bits of collage and those V shapes were a rubber stamp. I always find images of the Buddha very serene and calming, so I think that's why he's there, and that deep teal blue colour just appealed strongly. Perhaps those are islands in my sea? The ink blots are another rubber stamp. The page stayed like this for some days until I came back and worked on it again.
Somewhere in all this I think I've managed to capture my dilemma between a human desire for excitement and interest, and the wish for a safe harbour at the end of the day. Don't know the answer to my own question yet until we actually take the plunge and go, but I suspect in the end all of us would like a large amount of peace and quiet punctuated by little oases of happiness and excitement?? I think that's what I probably want anyway.