After seeing a few blocks start to pop up in the Flickr pool, I noticed that they were all white with black designs so I knew right away I wanted to do a black background with a white design. I chose a plus sign for its symbolism of "positive" - having the white plus sign on the black background is about looking for the light in the darkness and that kind of thing.
Then with the second block, I stayed with the theme of positive, but maximized the engagement of the negative space to create the symbol.
Next month it's my turn to set the theme - stay tuned!
I also had some fun making some VMQG block lotto blocks. Cute I Spy economy blocks: