Ah, it's the dreaded focal point. Some images can get away without one, or challenge the viewer's mind with the lack of it (think of the big Rothko Chapel paintings at the Menil and some of Jackson Pollock's paintings). But I had originally thought that the arc of embroidered xxx was the focus of this little piece, and I guess it was the most likely one. Still, it didn't do much for me. Just too darned agreeable.
Fortunately, I had some butterflies left over from "A Good Day at Saint-Remy."
It's remarkable what that little dose of color and change of value can do. And that's why I don't throw away my extras--there's always a use for scraps, patchwork, painted images.
When I think about it, this would have been more interesting with another kind of bug, maybe a cicada or a praying mantis. But I don't have any of those prepared and don't want to spend more time on this exercise. Look for more provocative bugs in a later piece.