I finished it just in time, took photos and then sent it off……Then I began seeing a part of the design that looked incomplete to me. I am all for asymmetry done well, but this just looked unbalanced to me. Every time I looked at the photo I wondered why I hadn't seen it before and once I did I couldn't see anything else.
So when Journey was returned to me this week, I immediately set about filling in the big negative space that was taunting me.
It may be a subtle difference. It is certainly still asymmetrical, but to me the difference is huge. Should I undertake another large piece I would make sure to build in the time to photo it and then live with the photos before deciding on the pieces completeness. I find you see things in photos that you don't necessarily see otherwise.
I'm a little sad that I didn't see this gaping flaw (as it became in my mind) before it was shared at Bead Dreams, but I am glad I had the opportunity to make it better in my eyes.
I will be teaching my master class in England next month and since this piece is really a study of my master class components and the technique of component design it will be a great teaching tool to have with me.