Well, I finished filling in all the bits and pieces of the center motif of Journey:
And I'm sitting here admiring it. (Come on, now, admit it--you do the same thing when you've finished something interesting . . . or pretty . . . or worthy of admiration.)
And it occurs to me that if I played with the colors, this would make an incredible piece of upholstery for a king to reside upon when I stitch my Cabinet of Curiosities.
Or, if I did it in shades of gray, it could make a cobblestone road in front of a castle. Or shades of brown would make a parquet floor.
I do believe I should pull out a piece of linen and doodle a bit, just to see how the scale would work over one on linen.
And I'm beginning to think I need to keep a notebook of all these doodles along with information on the source of the stitch or the inspiration so I can find it again.