Have you ever seen a work of art (or created a work of art) that you might call "busy"? This is a term used when an artist employs an excessive amount of color, line, patter, and/or objects in part or the whole of a given piece. The work feels almost "too much". For some artists it is a personal choice/style/decision that they use...and it works for them. However, many times it is an unfortunate result of not knowing when to stop. It can be a fine line that some just cross, and other times it is a cliff they jump off in all their blazing glory head first. The over done/over worked surface becomes a place of stress and uneasiness. The viewer longs for visual rest in the midst of the busy image.