Emily is one of my favorite people in the whole world. We were studio buddies together in school, and her bright spirit never failed to inspire me. She is a talented figure painter, and is constantly working to refine her skills as an artist. She has an artist blog here. She is expecting her first child in August, and I imagine this painting reflects some of her feelings about how her life is right now. Please feel free to give her feedback on the composition, the rendering of the figure, and the concept behind the piece, or whatever else you would like to comment on.