I did indeed drill holes into this painting. I felt very liberated after my discussion at the Joy St. Studios. I think I became too enamored of this project and didn't know where to take them after a while. I may still add a few more elements to improve the visual flow of this composition. But at this point, I have introduced the lavender shape behind the orzo to mimic the shape I formed with the pasta. And I have inserted screws into some of my drilled holes to incorporate other raised elements. In this picture there is some purple wire wound around the central drilled holes, but I may change that.