I have worked this for a month now and could not get this pelican to do anything for me. Then I spotted my friend Tokiko today, such an accomplished artist and teacher. I learn from her observation of work through her comments. She said to me recently on one of my works which I could frame as a lesson in art:
It pretty perfect to me, but it’s like “もみじ”, there are many spotｓ left imperfect ( in such a little painting), but that is where gives work a handmade charm-human touch. Leave somewhere unfinished and allow viewer to expose their imaginations.
I honor you Tokiko as a friend and artist, whos work simply gives me much human touch.