Sunday, February 8, 2009

Big Monkey

Here's a picture Mia brought home from school last week. The crowded mise en scene is pretty typical of her oeuvre - note the big-eyed unicorn with a heart tattoo coming to the aid of the little girl in a sling and the fortress with crenallated walls.

I loved the curly-tailed monkeys at the side - Mia said they were "guards" - so I asked her to make me a drawing of a single monkey. "Okay," she replied. Later, when she was complaining about having to go to school after a busy morning, she remembered her monkey assignment and got all cheered up.

This is what she came up with. I so love it, especially the sweet bow on gorilla's head. It's kind of hard to see, but at the bottom right is a dachshund in a striped sweater, about to enjoy her bow-wrapped bone.

4 comments:

2KoP said...

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Cindy Fey said...

Thanks, Susan!!!

Kristen said...

To New York Mia must go! A true artiste! Fabulously wonderful. :)

suesun said...

And what about the things on her shoulders? Some sort of monkey angel and devil, trying to convince her of what to do/not to do to the dachsund?

love it!!!!