I went to the Fremont holiday Anime Fair and picked up the latest version of BAAU... I read the whole book at work and now... INSPIRED!
I bought a gem at the used book stored entitled: "Watercolor and Collage Workshop" by Gerald Brommer. I love watercolor and I've always loved collage, and he shares a very power combination of Japanese papers, heavy pressed (300lb) water color board and paints to create powerful scenes!
Then there's the new Soundgarden album "King Animal" and a couple tracks from the Deftones Latest "Koi no Yokan" that have instilled some images.
I'm gonna go the Blick and spend a fortune, come back home, do laundry and experiment!