Well, I've got a mess o' somethin', that's for sure!
At the end of day 2, this:
I decide to see what happens if I tone down the black rectangles.
The whole thing looks messy and crowded and chaotic.
My impulse is to add more, so I follow it—perhaps intuiting that doing so will force me into ongoing practice in covering up old layers with new. I add pattern to each piece.
Started with a mess o' somethin', ended with a mess o' somethin'.
My gut says, Give it a rest.