Hmmm...well, when I had my first child, of course as with any other young mother, it was a wondrous time! My mother gave me a book which was a photographic journal of one couple's baby's first year, which was sometime in the late 40's. I loved the black and white photos, and fell in love with the photo I depicted in my portrait above. It just spoke to me. Apparently, the husband snapped a shot of his wife sitting with her baby on her lap, just after the storm of a bout of colic had passed.
I can't find that book, now! I wish I could! There were so many other pics there I could use as inspiration!
For me, I desired to interpret it as a mother, lost in wonder, looking out a window with her tender baby on her lap. I have had many comments from people who have seen it, some with very emotional responses. This is the second one I did---the first I have, but the second one, the best, was given to my sister who has it hanging in her living room. She lives so far away that I cannot just go and borrow it and have prints made, so I plan on repainting the same subject so that I can actually sell them.