This is a true story and everyone knows I don't tell fibs! My niece, Venus Higgins, lives in a world of fantasy based on her love of Roman and Greek mythology. Her name was originally "Gladys" but she changed it to "Venus" to honour one of her heroines. She loves to create re-enactments of famous paintings inspired by mythology hence this one which she calls "The Re-birth of Venus Higgins".
No, that is not a lump in my cheek. It's my tongue.!!
I painted most of the picture except for the face and body (altered by adding an unlikely head of hair and a red leotard) which is a Flickr-free-to-use image. I Googled the giant clam.