First off, I'm so blown away by the beautiful work that you are all doing. I look forward to progress emails and new blog postings. Lots of inspiration from all.
Progress on Coraggio: It's growing steadily. Most all other projects are on hold, because there is such a beautiful flow in this piece, and I'm all caught up in the rhythms of it. I have tweaked the color palette quite a lot and have been taking copious notes to keep track of it. In my mind, half the fun of doing a project is in the planning and problem solving parts of it, so I tend to find reasons to go back to that part of it when it makes sense.
I'm nearly finished with the TINY alphabet lines, though there is an oops: I used one shade darker for the last 4 small letters, but am not picking out as it would take me hours to do it, and you can't really tell unless you're looking. If my eyes were better, I probably would, but alas.
I will finish the band beneath the lions before starting the ribbon that wraps around the cartouche border lines and doing the TINY stitching in the verse. It's a very pretty band, and as there some Celtic Knot style interlacing in the vines in that band, it's fun to work it out.