Very cute! Like a lot of your stuff, this almost looks like a shot from the show itself. Mallow looks spot-on, as does mini-Ash. The background looks very nice here, especially the way you show the texture on the paper door (I presume that's what it is). Her hand grips the ladle very naturally, so I have to imagine you practiced hands quite a bit on your latest break. I'm a little unsure of this one criticism I have. It appears her right forearm's outline extends a little too far where it joins her elbow. The reason I'm unsure is that the pot's handle covers that area up, so my eyes might be fooling themselves into thinking her elbow is smaller than it is. But that's small potatoes either way, so great job overall, and welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your break.