This is an illustration about personal growth and development and all aspects associated with this life long process of improving and becoming better and better.
I wanted to experiment with the idea and concept of how one "blooms" if they dedicate themselves to this process and give sustained care and attention to themselves.
The shapes represent petals and the little critters floating represent different past versions of oneself that they were able to overcome (the lazy one, the greedy one, the scared one and so on). I've stretched the concept a little and went further into how it applies to drawing as well (or any other skill) by following the same principles of sustained effort and dedication. Hands are an important symbol and metaphor, first because we use hands for drawing and they are also a symbol for self-care and second, wanted to convey the idea that self growth and development it is a result that only ourselves can "craft".