I had an idea for a new character several years ago, and painted a rendering of her then. I never felt like the painting accurately represented her so I decided to paint a new one. I don’t know where she’ll show up in the series, what her journey will be, or even what her name is. But I do know what she will be. She will be a leaf reader, or a person who can read the veins of leaves. She reads the lives of the trees and records their stories, however deep, wise, or shallow.