last year i made an illustration for my daughter's 1st birthday party invitations. i made the original large enough to print and frame, and i put it up in our home above her toy chest. my goal was to make a new one each year for her birthday, so she could keep all of them and look back later to see the changing pieces.
of course, this year i have been completely swamped with work, and waited until last night to start -- and finish -- the piece. thankfully it worked out.
the theme is 2, for her second birthday. so she has two toys with her -- her "ivy doggy" and her "baby ocean", as she calls them. rainbow is her "favorite color" (ha!), so she's wearing a rainbow shirt, and the floor is based on her bedroom carpet.
she came out this morning and immediately pointed to ivy doggy. so i've done my job. happy birthday anna jae.