Yes, I'm still alive.
This is a failed challenge that I decided to complete. It's been slow going. Too many distractions: Summer, Yarden and the good news of entering a statewide call for artists and winning 1st place and a 1500.00 award for Bizar Glad in Speckled Vase.
If I could keep doing that I wouldn't even have to sell any of them. But, I'll keep working on this one and try to get it finished.
I'm not finished with the bag and paper or the marble. They are simply at a point where I can move on to the other objects and bring them up to the same level of completion. After that, the process starts over with refinements being worked upon the refinements.
Here's the original image and update.