I do believe, at least for the moment, that my beetle specimen drawers approach final arrangement.
I have added another round of beetles, two of them being brand new, and I have rearranged them. The arrangements in each drawer seem more compatible. I am still somewhat unsure whether I like these particular drawers, or even the idea of this collection as a whole. But the new additions and updated arrangements fit much better as two somehow congruous sets.
Now the beetles are all lined up facing the same way in both drawers, the drawers a bit cleaner, and these photos were taken with the higher resolution camera:
I may like to think that my project is on track, and that my beetle specimen drawers approach final arrangement. I am still considering though. One idea is add a background in the drawer, under the beetles. A mirror could be interesting, or then again just not! I am looking for the large mirror tile that should be somewhere in my studio… Perhaps the drawers could be stained a bit darker, or even painted.
But … do my beetle specimen drawers pass muster? I need to love them! Do I love them yet? TBD!