Made in UltraFractal 5, starting with a standard Julia formula. I made one of the textures in Photoshop CS, and imported it into UF. The texture with the black rectangles was made from a fractal formula.
I have always loved the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Kids always like to hear about the little guy who overcomes all odds to defeat the big baddie. It makes them feel that life isn’t as overwhelming as it seems.
This is my version of the beanstalk that Jack climbed to get to the giant’s castle in the sky.