Because my house is overrun with little girls, I tend to focus on things like princesses, flowers and rainbows when I create. You know, cream puff girlie things--not things that most men would appreciate (at least not publicly).
To shake things up a bit, I decided to paint something that would work for a boy's room. Something macho, manly and tough. So, I painted a dragon. What could be tougher than that? He turned out to be quite a handsome fellow, but maybe not as fearsome as he could have been, seeing as he's smiling happily at a birthday cake. Oh, well. It's progress, right? I've had a lot of positive comments from men about the painting (they think the dragon is awesome), but it has been suggested that next time, instead of a cake, the dragon should be looking at a little human while contemplating eating him.