The Children of Lir is a Celtic myth of an evil stepmother who turned her stepchildren into swans. This was done with Prismacolor pencils and hand calligraphy. The parchment background was added digitally to give an illuminated look. The calligraphy reads:
"Cruel to us was Aoife who played the magic upon us, and drove us out on the water - Four wonderful snow-white swans. Our bath is the frothing brine, in bays by red rocks guarded. For mead at our father's table we drink of the salt blue sea. Three sons and a single daughter in clefts of the cold rocks dwelling, the hard rocks, cruel to mortals - we are full of keening tonight."