I suppose that many artists have a design element of choice. Mine happens to be the spiral. For some reason, I am just automatically drawn to the swirly little circles. I've been known to doodle them on the edges of notebook pages, use them as patterns for mail art envelopes, and even envision my spiraly little creations on yards and yards of beautiful fabrics. So, even though I'm not quite sure how or why the spiral has come to have such a special place in my heart, it remains there nonetheless.