Some of the risks you can calculate. On the art side it would be what colors I choose to use; what is my background going to look like; my letter and linear spacing. Going off the edge of the paper onto the mat with watercolor was a bit of a risk.This is not the way one "usually" presents a finished piece.The norm is to have the picture neatly inside the mat and frame. I wanted to get out of the box here to make my point, to push past the boundaries and take my viewer with me, even though it did not have to be obvious to them why I took that approach. By taking the risk of looking foolish, we often can create our heart, or art's desire.