While the grid that I'd created was almost exactly as I had planned on paper (I liked it at that point), I really didn't like the end result. I kept adding thread work which is usually a really good thing to do. This time it disappointed on so many levels.
I had even gone so far as to add beads to the centers of some of the flower-heads, disobeying my own personal adage about embellishment. You know, usually it is an effort to cover poor design (hmmmm). And my grandmother's favorite "after you get all dressed up with your bracelets, earrings, scarves, etc. and you think you look good, take one thing off."
In the end I pulled off the beads and tore out the extra thread-painting and let it sit on my design wall over the weekend. Today I had an idea. Freeform flowers cut from painted fabric. Now I like it.
It's titled "View from Vincent's Window".