I had no clue where to go with this prompt. After “build” I decided to work in knots and mandalas if at all possible. Without that caveat, I would have maybe tried a princess or something from a fairy tale. But plenty of fairy tales have roses, so this works, too.
In our school, we always have a book of fairy tales going. We just finished some Hans Christian Andersen. Currently working on Arabian Nights. Fairy Tales are good for a great many reasons.
Art wise, on this piece, I got to experiment more with letting the ink blend when wet. Still lots to learn there, but it was fun watching the darker ink spread.