But then the earth changed. Land rose from the oceans. The air filled with oxygen. Life changed, too. Slowly...slowly...one step at a time, some cells joined together, and became plants. Our cells joined together, and we became animals.
On the outside, we were squishy and soft, like worms. One the inside, our cells had many shapes -- square like boxes, pointy like stars, round like ripe seeds -- the same way they do now.
For this painting, we began with Prussian blue along the outside edges, then used gold (again, we're out of yellow, otherwise I would have used that) to fill in the center, then taking our brushes along the edges of the paper to create green plants. Then using orange and crimson, we created our prehistoric worms.