Sometimes the inspiration for a piece of artwork begins with a beautiful fabric.

This fabric looks to me like jeweled lily pads.

I wanted to express a feeling of floating like when children play games in a pool by laying on a raft and paddling with their arms. 

What a great and dreamy way to relax!

The center of the piece shows two children fishing with poles attached to long lines that are draped into the water. 

The pond is filled with lots of fish.

There is plenty!