Ah yes, this was probably the first FiM fanart that I actually put some real effort into! If it was not already apparent to people perusing my gallery or who are not already familiar with my work, Applejack and Rarity happen to be my two favorite ponies and as a result, I'm prone to making a great deal of fanart of them. This particular piece was partially inspired by a scene in chapter 17 of a fanfiction I had read much of when I first joined the fandom, Growing Pains
, where a particularly playful Rarity is enjoying teasing Applejack during a brief respite from some much more serious goings-on (and I can only imagine that pony must be incredibly fun to tease... who could blame Rarity?). Anyway, I do remember having a lot of fun with this idea, and I'm still somewhat fond of it even after all this time... adorable ponies.