Honey, being the honest loving critic on my tatting, shared his words of wisdom. "It looks too complicated babe." He was right. What's so great about the classics? Simple clean lines. I guess I got caught up in the novelty that I forget the cardinal rule...Less is more. I went through my many files looking for inspiration to strike. It took a while. First things first. I needed a base. Make the donkey shape first, then I could simply add the long picoted chains later. So with that I'm off to try out a few basic shapes and see which one I end up with.