For the Sketchbook Challenge December theme, I reveled in my rusty bits and did a couple of pages. Go HERE if you'd like to see a little more of the step-by-step creation of these pages.
I was reading A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (delightful!), and came upon some really lovely description of rust:
"Everything seemed to be coated with rust. Even the child's red hair added to the impression that we had strayed into a strange, decaying land where oxidation was king.
Oxidation, I never tire of reminding myself, is what happens when oxygen attacks. It was nibbling away at my own skin at this very moment...
But when oxidation nibbles more slowly--more delicately, like a tortoise--at the world around us, without a flame, we call it rust and we sometimes scarcely notice as it goes about its business consuming everything from hairpins to whole civilizations."