"The Red Toybox"
11" x 14"
pastel on aubergine Art Spectrum sanded paper
This one was so much fun! Long ago, I used to do long 6" x 12" of children's names surrounded by the then popular 'Care Bears'. Doing these stuffed animals reminded me of that time, although these are not 'care bears' - there may be one in the mix somewhere. My daughter kept most of her stuffed animals from HER childhood in the attic - to give to her children at later time. Notice the MS. PacMan pillow - oh my! I denoted a little "PP" tag showing down deep in there, I know that was a 'Pound Puppy'. This toybox sits under the open stairway at the home Scarlett now lives...it is often cordoned off with a blanket - to make it a fort or a house or anything you can imagine. What fun!