In fall of 2010, I was taking photos of a field of corn next to my aunt's house. There was no fencing so I could walk right to the edge of the lawn and take some very decent photos.
It occurred to me that without fencing I could get near enough to zoom right into the rows of corn. I stepped forward and found myself flat on my behind , not hurt, but embarrassed. I looked around to see if anyone was laughing ... then looked again to see if anyone could help me up ... not a soul ! I had walked into a small ditch covered with leaves that were not about to support me. So, I took advantage of the vantage point and took a lot more shots from down there. My favorite became an ink drawing.
I paint all of my fabrics with watered down acrylic paint. The background piece would be painted as if to resemble the cornstalks behind the cornstalks.