I'll start with a piece that is not under wraps called "On the Rocks" where my intention was to describe the ultimate getaway - being a mermaid out on the rocks surrounded by sea and being catered to yet unreachable (this one was posted in its entirety last spring). Here are photos of some of the tiny details I included that, to me, makes this piece more interesting and meaningful (in a fun way).
I gave her book an appropriate title and note that her sunglasses have rose-coloured lenses, the best way to see the world when you are taking a break from it all. Here is the full view.
Here are some details from a recent piece which is still under wraps.
The last example represents my then preschooler and I picking blueberries. In the photo inspiration, I was pointing out the berries hidden in the grass and bushes. My son was leaning forward peering intently at them. We were up on a hill with trees and hills in the background. For interest, I decided to add a mother bear and her cub observing us in the distance. It gave a whole other dimension to the theme (Blueberries for Sal?). We actually did see a bear that day but it was busy picking berries. I tentatively named the piece "All Kids Like Berries, Don't They?" but that may change (Naming your piece might be the topic for another post). I cut tiny red and green leaves for the blueberry bushes and added blue and purple seed beads for the blueberries. I stitched the figures' hair in several shades and stitched hair on the bears as well.