I did this illustration last week for Canada's Globe and Mail. The story was a short little autobiography about this old woman who always hated her hands and always bite her nails. No matter what she did she could not stop this bad habit...and she was always ashamed of her hands. She would be envious of women with beautiful hands. Hands hands hands!
Finally, by random chance she had to paint her nails red for a play she was in...and she discovered that this made her finally stop biting her nails! AND, even better, she fell in love with her hands and was proud of them.
It was such a genuine, heart-warming story...my little summary does not do it justice.