OK, so all of those skinny strings of silk have been stitched down - now what? I remembered my handy cropping frames and pulled them out to help me figure out the best placement of the design. Since my canvas was square with a loose grid already established with paint, I decided that a square would be a good choice. I moved the frames around until I found a pleasing composition. This decision was tough as there were some really interesting areas I didn't want to lose. This is about the time I realized this wasn't a cruciform motif and the journey aspect came to the forefront. I could see roads leading somewhere - the path less taken perhaps? Where was this piece taking me?