I think a lot of us liked to imagine the lives and families of the animals around us when we were little (and hopefully still do!). It makes it awfully hard to set mouse traps and put out ant poison, though! 😦
This illustration was based on childhood memories of going camping at Lost Lake with my family. There’s one corner of the lake in particular that is great for catching newts (and of course letting them go!), but the secret’s safe with me.