(BTW, you may also enjoy reading this passage in the Message Bible!)
She is worth far more than rubies.
and lacks nothing of value.
all the days of her life.
and works with eager hands.
bringing her food from afar.
she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
her arms are strong for her tasks.
and her lamp does not go out at night.
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
and extends her hands to the needy.
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
she can laugh at the days to come.
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
her husband also, and he praises her:
but you surpass them all."
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Verse 25 of this passage has always been a favorite of mine - so much so that I have illustrated it at least three very different ways in the past:
"She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come."
And for something completely different again, this is the April illustration I did for my "Cup Runneth Over" calendar in 2008...