Mother totem

God. It took me two days to finish this (that includes a lot of procrastinating, namely lying in the sun reading a Jimi Hendrix autobiography and drinking tea).
Every time I start out drawing a waratah, I'm reminded why I never draw them. They're excruciating. And this is only the third time I've tried to draw one. 
But, this is for my mum, and she digs waratahs and regent bowerbirds, so. 
I'm not sure how she's going to feel about the wallaby skull (she's not big on "dark" themes)... but it is a nod to our ongoing argument about who gets to keep the animal bones my dad is always finding.
So here it is. Mother totem.