My grandmother was a beautician who owned a beauty shop and when she passed away I found her old appt. books. That formed the background for the image, along with our Christmas Cactus…a very hardworking plant in the winter when all else dies back. The glasses and broken watch belonged to my great grandfather, who passed on the life of working hard to my grandmother. The crow is a most ingenious bird, so he resides above the photo of my grandmother who passed along that same work ethic to me. And the peace lily – my grandmother was always a peacemaker.