No, I most certainly was not getting rid of any weeds. What sort of person would I be if I actually pulled weeds?! Bah.
No, I created weeds with pen, sewing machine, and tracing paper. This is just a prototype of where I want to go with the background but I managed to get the general feel right, so I consider it a mild success. Back when I started bending the wire portion it wasn’t supposed to be anything in particular, but it came out looking like a grasshopper so I’m running with it. (Running. Not hopping with it. Because anyone who is sorely tempted to make some sort of hopping pun is dumb. Or very tired and should be getting herself to bed.)