Someone asked how I do it. So at the risk of asking you to watch paint dry, here is my process.
I chose the area I wanted to work on, and traced it making sure to reverse the image and leave enough space outside the design area.
I then went over the tracing with a Sharpie pen.
Sometimes you get lucky and the very first thing you draw works. I liked this feather.
But I still had that huge area above it and not enough room for a full flourish.
This 2nd attempt was not any better.
So I wondered about using the shape of the flowers as a motif. Nah, don't like that.
This feather in the opposite direction has made me happy. I still haven't decided what I shall do in that square where the bottoms of the flower vases/pots meet. My eraser is my friend. But tomorrow is another day.