It is amazing how many art supplies you have lying around your house. Recently I had to submit a page for a collaborative art journal with the theme of Black and White. I find the way I get inspiration for a new project is to gather up anything I find that speaks to the theme. And this is how I discovered that I could collect plenty of black and white papers merely by collecting old security envelopes which would usually end up in the recycling box. The insides of the envelopes are covered with many different, interesting black and white designs. So black paper, a white pen and security envelopes allowed me to create my page for our collaborative journal.