However, I have now reached this impasse with 2 pieces at once. Story of My Life, which I showed you at an earlier stage of unfinished-ness, has come a little further, but then ground to a halt again.
The other one I'm currently working on is this, with the working title Doors of Perception:
The problem with mixed media is that you may not have exactly the right 'thingamajig' or 'whatchamacallit' you need in order to complete the piece to your satisfaction. One thing that helps when doing this type of work is to have a wide variety of materials available. The more stuff you have to choose from, the greater the odds that you'll have the perfect object or material in your studio. Unless you have so much that you can't find anything, which is a whole other sack of potatoes. The other drawback is that you may be regarded as a hoarder. My kids are not shy about telling me this; other people are probably thinking it, but are too polite to say so.
So, in the meantime, what do I do? Start on another? Make pesto?