Here is my work for the Red, White and Blue July 1st challenge for About a Boy. I've called this piece "Growing Up."
I wasn't thinking in a patriotic theme this month. I was thinking about my son and his "growing up." He has a journey ahead of him! We had a few rough days while I was working on this LO. I wanted the LO to have a sense of confusion, a direction (one may only go forward), and of the journey ahead. Growing up isn't easy, that is why his path is held with a chain and only has a few safe landing spots along the way. While he's looking ahead, he can't see the words at the bottom, "someday this will all make sense." He probably won't get that message until he is finished and he can look back at his journey.