These images are part of a project I started in 2015 while working on a manuscript for a children's picture book.  They are photographic images, set up in forests near Issaquah, WA. After capturing the photos with a digital camera, I use a watercolor brush in photoshop to paint the backgrounds.  Many of the images have hidden elements.  Look for hidden hearts in the form of moss, sticks, or rocks.  Some of the seasonally themed images have other hidden details like eggs and glowing eyes.