I usually know when a project is finished. There always comes a point at which there doesn't seem to be anything to add. (Renoir famously said that he knew his painting of a nude was finished when he wanted to slap her bottom!)
I finished the little cottage and sent off pictures with my application to teach at the Guild School next year.
But...every time I looked at it, it just seemed to "need something". I decided to put it away overnight and take another look the next day. Usually when I do this, I realize I have been over thinking things and leave the piece as is; but this time I knew right away what I wanted to add. Here is the finished piece:
The weathervane is the cherry on the sundae, so to speak. It's a brass etching from Scale Link, a British company. Here's the inside of the cottage:
Of course, a garden shed might be full of tools (ours certainly is!) , but I thought it would be more fun to make it a place where the gardener could take a break from work and have a cup of tea. Notice the table made from a barrel.