I believe I was not in my right mind when I said that there would likely be no new WIP updates and that I would be posting the finished image instead. Well, at least I can say that I was being optimistic!
This silver bowl has been a wild tiger and difficult to tame. However, I think I'm getting there.
I find that I get to an "ugly baby" point in each of my works and worry whether the whole thing will come together or not. This is that point for me right now. To get past it, I look at each area that I'm happy with (in this case the vase and what I have done with the bowl) and it gives me enough confidence to finish the work. It's probably why I dabble a little in each area so that I can give myself a preview of the entire piece.