You know the piece I was working on last week, when I made this lovely wing? I'm not working on that anymore. I may go back to it at some point, but having painted and quilted the background THREE separate times (and these are not small backgrounds! They're all 60 x 45 inches) and stalling out on it, I have decided that clearly, the Universe doesn't want me to make this piece right now. So I have withdrawn from the show (well, the other two pieces will still be in it) rather than rush to finish it in time and turn in substandard work. I'll probably come back to it when (if ever!) I decide on what background to put it on.
In the meantime, when I looked at the most recent failed background and realized it wasn't going to work, I immediately saw this new piece, whole in my mind.