I thought I'd finished this piece, the first of a pair that never quite got to be the series I'd planned. (Remember my friend Vivika said "Two's a pair. Three's a series) I'd even sewn on the sleeve.....but it wasn't doing it for me. Parts of it I really liked but there was a reason I wasn't responding to it.
First I removed the sleeve and stipple quilted the background which, truth be told, I should have thought of earlier.
Still not doing it for me, so I screwed on my courage and picked up my paints.
I like it well enough to tackle it's mate. I'm now in the midst of stipple quilting the background of this second one but haven't got the paints out...yet.
I guess things just need to percolate in the dark recesses of my brain before I can "see" a solution.