When I got into the studio this morning I knew what I had to do to finish this piece. The stairs needed to pop out more, and there was too much blue. I made a swirling design, in green and purple, behind the stairs to juxtapose the straight lines and make this area recede so the stairs would stand out. Then I made her star yellow and stitched the night sky in three different colors to give it some depth. Now I’ll make it into a pillow.