This is the page spread that is actually the last page of the book. I love the colors, the size of the octopus, the unusual angle as well as the hidden treasure cut inside the final page! What ocean would be complete without a hidden treasure.
Here is a close up of the octopus spread before the writing was added.
And a close up of the final page and the little treasure. I had a necklace from childhood with a silver pendant and pearl.
Here is the page before the painting and on the right hand side, you can see where I carved the indentation for the treasure!