I did this painting in class last week. The teacher had suggested for me to set up a simple still life since we don't have that much time. My mother mentioned how she liked the money plant balanced on the bowl so that is where the name came from. Then I thought about how hard it is to balance my work, art, and other activites in everyday life. I think about how much my life is wasted sitting in traffic and how much more I could accomplish if things weren't so complicated. Its just not my life that I see this with, but everyones and if you have children it makes time more precious. I guess you have to stay organized and focused as much as possible.