‘Life’ is the second part of a ‘Circle of Life’ triptych, which is stumpwork (mainly the leaves and the bumblebee) and a lot of applique. The techniques used range from smocking for the halo, cord making, a variety of edging including frayed, raw, couched, turned and trailing. Plus applied embellishment. The background was handpainted using water colour paints and a variety of fabrics were used. ‘Life’ is made up of characters within my family that I have transmogrified into animal forms. The symbols are mathematical symbols for alpha beta, which also conveniently depict my parents initials.