swamp monster

I like the idea of creepy things in pretty surroundings, like swamp monsters in seas of curling ribbon.I've had this painting in mind since I lived in Iowa City, but I am finally getting around to finishing it. I'm almost finished, but wanted to share. I still need to sew in more ribbon and draw in the little girl who will be walking through the forest, following the ribbon to her birthday present ~ a huge swamp monster!Here are some photos~It's hard to believe it started off as just a swamp..Now there are blooming trees...with falling leaves...and curling ribbon leading to a spiky (but friendly) present...What would you do if you were given a ribbon and told to follow it through these woods?Would you enjoy your birthday present?I know I would!