But I had an epiphany while on our walk in Lincoln Park.
It finally came together, and I decided not to fuss with it any more.
I like it.
I sanded up some 4" by 6" blocks of Basswood that I had laying about and started carving the 'key block'.
I inked up the block to in order to transfer the image unto the second block and also printed one copy, thinking I would use some colored pencils to experiment with color. I should have printed more, duh. I also see some boo-boos that need to be fixed (particularly the girl's knee where the knife slipped). We got busy after dinner and I never did color it in. I'm thinking about trying a 'rainbow roll'. We'll see. I'll be carving the easier color block tomorrow.