This piece is 20 x 16 on birch wood cradleboard.
I love this quote from Maya Angelou. Everything she said was filled with wisdom.
The ground in this piece is made from glass beads, so it has a lot of texture.
The tree body was made from paper. While I was experimenting with how to draw the tree body, I used the pinkish paper, thinking it was fine to waste it. But then I found that I really liked the color with the green leaves. The leaves were made with acrylic paint.
The swirls were made with fabric paint. Fabric paint provides a great 3D effect.