So, there were a number of readers who felt that my bird piece should not be cropped, but rather worked on at the size and format it currently exists in. That sort of challenge sounded good to me. When I looked at it again it seemed maybe the pale green print was just wimpy and wispy and didn't support the rest of the stuff. So I did some painting on it. The print literally disappeared. The writing nearly disappeared. The pattern created by the wrinkles of the quilting is wierd. The color is OK.
Something more needs to be done. Or less—except it's too late for that! I have an idea. Could be disastrous, but at this point that is perfectly OK with me. It has become an experiment and a learning opportunity at this point.