Although they made pretty pictures, these ideas just weren't working for me in the moment. I confess: I despaired. Some days I encounter a kind of creative block I call Art Paralysis. It happens when I have too many images in my head. I get all of these expectations and of course, everything falls short.
In this instance, I think I was making it all too complicated. Time to simplify.
This piece is going to be a pillow, eventually.
I'm pretty happy with it so far. I need to do a little more stitching over the layered portions to make them nice and solid.