As an art teacher, I spend most of my time planning, prepping materials, and creating demos for my students and not so much time on my own work. For me, each demo is created with equal parts intention and experimentation, especially if I'm coming up with a new project. The background of this drawing is my demo for 3rd grade artists, who have begun creating Thiebaud-inspired glue resist/soft pastel drawings. When I finished, my ice cream cones seemed to be dancing, so it made sense to me to add a quick cartoon of myself dancing right along with them. (Also, I just couldn't resist playing a bit with the liquid watercolors I just got in.) I am very grateful for the work I do.