The first image is the base I started with. It had some additional yarns and ribbons attached, but after looking and studying the piece for months on the design wall, I decided they added nothing to the original design. I spent the morning removing all the extraneous fluff.
If you study the piece, you can see where I altered the original design with stronger color. I recently watched an artist painter on YouTube that talked about connecting the shadows. I took that to heart on this piece and I do admit, I like it better with the main color pieces being more linked together.