Sometimes I get vague (and maybe a little weird) requests for broad concepts that my clients want to interpret for them.
"How about a family crest with a rooster, a Chinese vase and a scientific diagram of a ladybug?"
"I'd like my own version of Fabritius' Goldfinch painting with a scrub jay and maybe a mockingbird."
I love the challenge so I always take them.
Then, after looking up who the hell Fabritius is, I get to work.