This started off a desire to make a design of dark tree trunks; it was a picture idea that sort of came out of nowhere. It didn't get finished beyond some preliminary work.
Then, in the midst of my Cafepress craze, when I decided to finish the design and use it as a t-shirt piece, the trunks were insufficient. So I added the hint of an owl.
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