The finger is unconsciously curling around the ribbon on this one, ready to pull it off and reveal what is inside. This painting represents that overwhelming feeling of temptation that leads to unknown consequences. It is a good thing but it can also represent those temptations that are not good for us. I am a compulsively optimistic person and don't often paint about the dark side, but it exists, and often reveals itself in pretty packages. On the other hand, children are so excited about the unknown gift.