I had rushed to complete this painting before my daughter & I headed into the mountains to spend a couple of days taking photographs of her sewing projects (visit her blog here). Now that I've lived with it awhile, I realized that it felt a little flat since I hadn't had the time to darken the darks and lighten the highlights. Each time I go back into a piece that looks interesting, it can be a bit nerve wracking, but I'm always glad I did it...and I'm glad now, too. There is a beautiful sense of light that was missing before. It makes me happy.