For the final full moon exchange I had myself. Every time I looked at the two spaces all I could see was a little creature sitting & gazing at the stars or swinging or doing something, but always sitting between the two spaces as though it was one complete space. So as I've learned, rather than fight the visions that you're seeing, trust them and go with them.
I've learned the best place to start, if your piece will involve sculpting, is to begin with the sculpture itself. The rest of the details will take care of themselves once the sculpture is done.
So I found the color liked. Blue seemed to suit the thoughtful posing I saw the character in. I curled his toes and helped him sit gently on the ledge. The drippiness of this particular clay lent to him naturally turning his head as though he were listening to something.
I tried out a few backgrounds to see how I'd like them. Then I sat back in my chair across the room to see what that gave as an effect to the whole tray as well as just that little area where he would be. Unfortunately this first set of the backgrounds just didn't quite do the trick.