I had several inspirations for this project. The first was just the picture itself. I have loved the filter and composition of the piece ever since I took it. Keeping with the somewhat cutsie peace signs I'm making and my pose, I decided to throw in some Rilakkuma bears. I am absolutely fascinated by mandalas, and I figured they would create an interesting background texture. I made the mandalas different sizes, colors, and opacities so they would appear like bubbles floating around me. I wanted the background to seem almost dynamic. The problems I came across were making sure that I had all of the layers separate and organized and knowing which layer I was working on at any given time.