I've been playing with the idea of templates and trying to use the process in other ways. This next image was in response to an online storytelling session I watched. The storyteller told part of the story of The Ruby Tree - part of an ancient European Jewish tradition that is almost lost. It tells the tale of a pomegranate tree that is cursed. Instead of providing fertility as it always had, the cursed tree trapped the unborn souls of children in the tree's fruits, which then became rubies. I hate how the figure turned out in this but it was an experiment and I like the tree!