Here, on the right, is the best proof of the bunch printed yesterday. With fresh eyes, I can see some strengths. I can also see a way to move forward on this plate: the flower needs a lot more line work to strengthen its role as the focal point. The embossed waves of the background are overpowering... maybe the flower should be embossed more? Maybe some fluid line work in the background? I'll give myself a few days to mull over the possibilities and determine a course.
The fun of the challenge is back.