Kate was asked to a look around her environment to find an object that could be used as the subject of an illustration. Of course, an illustration has to tell a story, so Kate had to sort of animate her subject and build a story around it. She chose a little candle in the shape of a piggy, as her subject. The candle pig wore suspenders, so Kate used them in a gesture to help tell the story.
Looks to me like the pig is awfully proud of himself. I also see lots of prominent words around the pig, and a winner’s ribbon pinned to his pants. Hmmm… a first place winner in a spelling bee for swine!