An SCBWI July word prompt “admire” and a Mommy/Daughter day for Evelyn and Angela became material for a portfolio builder. Evelyn had been asking for a horse riding lesson for a very long time now. Angela was able to arrange one with a friend of hers last month. The horse, “April”, was said to love kisses on the nose! Ange wasn’t in the original shot so I added her in . Of course Evy asks, “Why is there a suitcase?”… I attended a workshop through the Boston Illustrator’s Group with E.B. Lewis who encouraged the use of emotion, narrative, and anticipation in illustration. The suitcase is my “anticipation” element and is supposed to suggest a departure or trip ahead. Hope it works… but I feel like my work will become stronger with his recommendation in mind.