Anyway, this piece was a hard one- it took my three days worth of naptimes to finish, whereas most I can finish in one naptime plus a little time in the evening. It's because of the tree, which just gave me problems for some reason. In the end, I'm pretty happy, although there are still some things that bother me about it.
As always is the case, I used images that relate to my life. There are the two boys at the bottom, representing my boys, and the "rooms" in the house each illustrate something which is pertinent to our lives right now. Both boys are into elephants lately- Noah likes raising his arm to mimic the trunk, and Riley is in love with the movie "Dumbo". Much of our time is spent on our lanai playing with water toys and being in and out of the kiddie pool, thus the watering cans and the word "bottoms". I just let the kids play naked vs. taking diapers on and off, so I get to see lots and lots of two little bottoms! The face drawing is obviously from Riley's recent drawings, and the little book is because Noah is obsessed with looking at books recently.
The rainbows and clouds keep showing up in my pieces, which is odd because those really aren't images I'd ever see myself using, but they just always seem to feel right as I'm working. It's something I'll have to explore...
Well, my "quickie" post turned into a longer one, but that's okay! Hope you're all having a good week so far!