Setback...

So for last week's module, I created one of the most beautiful images I have created to date. After shooting today I realized that the blue line on the left half was due to not opening the f-stop enough, which is fine, I can fix that in PS. However my instructor, who I think is probably one of the best that I have had while at the Academy wants me to start adding more narrative. She did say how much my work has progressed in the space of one semester with the use of both natural and studio light which is great. However I am so frustrated! I just got to the point where I finally feel like I am creating meaningful and beautiful work and she wants more. Not to mention that I just submitted a thesis redirect proposal for the new direction my work has gone and the changes I have made and it got approved. I want the piece to express the lingering feelings of depression and what it means to be guarded due to past failed relationships. I get it, I do. But the fact is that in such a small space, adding more narrative through props, etc. becomes redundant. I tried adding wine bottles, flowers, etc. and it looks contrived. It looks like crap. Highs and lows people... Highs and lows. Guess it is back to the drawing board.