My husband thinks he may have decided he just didn't like the emailed image and doesn't want to hurt my feelings by telling me so. I know I am at a place where I can go no further without some feedback. I have already added a ton more stuff than his original "vision" of a tree stump with a sapling growing from it entailed. I'm not sure what to do at this point but I'm leaning toward just selling it to someone else for whatever I can get and calling it done.
This is the first time I've been stiffed in the 11 years I've been doing commissioned pieces so I guess that's not too bad.