I found myself annoyed by my new ugly black asphalt “driveway apron”: a useless expensive City requirement for all homes built in the city since 200X? It cost us $1090 to put in an asphalt “apron” between an old chip seal surfaced street and a very firm & functional rock/gravel/grass “driveway”. It is ugly, and creates problematic hard to “soft” surface erosion edges.
OK, enough ranting. I did what any artist would do: viewed it as a blank “canvas”.