Wow. *gurgles* I have been workign on this piece for over a year, and have finally (mostly) finished it. Anything I do from here on is optional. every single mosaic piece has been individually hand colored,shaded, etc. with my prismacolor pencils. The concept comes from a fairy tale entitled, 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses.' A story I was fond of largely for the imagery. REALLY short version... Twelve princesses in one room, can be locked in, but still, every morning their shoes are worn out, and they are exhausted. King sets a prize for whoever finds out why. Many fail. Common boy/soldier gets cloak of invisibility and follows them. They go through a forest, first part has trees of SILVER, the second GOLD, the third CRYSTAL.THey dance, observed, get discovered and everybody's happy, The End. I have desired to create that forest since I was very young, and could find no way to do it. this is the closest I have come to satisfaction. Enjoy.