I've been going back to older thought-it-was-completed work. The crow was just a study though that Valerie White said I needed to complete when she saw it last year. Can you see where I'm going with this? I had no idea I would release the crow from the rectangle...it was impulsive on my part and while cutting I thought this was the seed from Penny Sisto that was beginning to bloom. The crow doesn't work against this blue but I have a orangey-red silk that I think would work as a surrounding back ground. I'm just not willing to sacrifice the silk if I don't have a clearer picture of what is happening with Mr. Crow and until I do it will sit yet again.
This is 'Round Midnight. I blogged about it over a year ago, but knew it needed something more. I added the red circulars but failed to check value before stitcheing 3 of them. It is the brighter section of the varigated thread that gives some contrast. I think I have a solution but I'm going to stitch 2 more circulars before attempting to work it out.
The motivation to go back into older pieces is coming from an upcoming display in the fall at a coffee shop and I want more coffee house friendly pieces...about 10-15.