My plan for 'up close' was to do an interpretation of my close up photo of a giraffe's eye from our visit to Monarto Zoo last year but once I'd drawn it up it just looked like lots of brown and black blobs! So onto the internet to find another image - a magnifying glass and ants. A disturbing fact is that there is a lot of information and images about how to burn ants using a magnifying glass and the sun. Macabre!!!
I already had an ant stamp which I used to do the little ants, and I knew that 'ant' fabric that I bought in the US last year would come in handy one day!