Thistle - The 'crown' and thorns are very bristle like and right now we are fighting them in the garden. We apparently have an unwanted variety that spreads and is exceedingly difficult to eradicate. The thistle flowers can be lovely but they can be menacing weeds that certainly cannot be pulled without risking MRSA - the thorns should be called nails.
This background did not work as planned but it was an interesting experiment.
Pitt pen, water color and wc pencils in journal