In Cajun French we call that a tête à tête (literally, head to head) meaning a low, private conversation between two people, but it can also mean a face-to-face discussion in which one person comes to understand something important. Generally that person deserves the tête à tête.
So I'm facing reality now. I really needn't have been so disappointed. After all, I didn't give myself enough time for research or planning. I surely did not consider that what is a great design to me may not be from another point of view. And I didn't get much input from others.
I should know better, but every now and again the wild artist persona splits and runs, and the rest of my persons can only sit and watch. I know, I know, take the meds already, right?
So, now that I've over it and am moving on, I thought I'd share the artwork I created before the disappointment started: alligators and lotus flowers. My intent was to sprinkle the alligators across bright yellow and green solids and the lotus flowers on orange and muddy browns. Ah, maybe next time.