This piece was inspired by an artsy vintage photo of a little angel girl in a balloon. The background was created by adhering vintage papers and ephemera to the canvas before painting and then adding homemade paper I had created to represent clouds. The subject was created from layering fabric, cut and selected according to value in order to create depth. This technique lends an almost 3-dimensional effect to the image. The balloons were also created from fabric. String, homemade paper beads and decorative metal brads were added for embellishment. 15"x30"