This painting was commissioned as a gift for someone's birthday. The eggs indicating how many children had already left home and the one cracked egg left in the nest is the teenager... about to embark on independence. It was a lovely commission to paint since I had been doing my own nests, with my own symbolism... First Born, Then there were Two and The Complete Set. I guess I should post those too! It's Monday morning and I am planning on getting some large paintings started this week.