It's probably not obvious why this is called "Poppies" so let me explain.
You honestly can't see it very well (especially when printed) but the girl is holding a black poppy, which in victorian flower language represents rejuvenation or rebirth. The piece is a part of my "Maiden and the Sea" collection.
The story is ,roughly, is about this maiden who lives by the sea and is meant to be married to this super sexist jerk, but then she runs away on a ship into the sea to start a new independent life.
It is a really reallllly realllllly rough story that I haven't written down besides a few lines of poems here and there in my sketchbooks. I hope to add more to this collection in the future, in the inspiration strikes.