Today I hope to finish the animal drawings. When I'm done with them I am going to draw each creature in miniature and cut them out. Then I'm going to use them on a sheet of paper to figure out how the painting is going to go -- make a kind of temporary collage with them. I want it to be a seek and find painting. Besides the 26 creatures I am going to add little things like ants, ladybugs, butterflies -- I am hoping 11 different kinds of tiny creatures for kids to find -- 11 of each one. The painting is being created in memory of my daughter Maggie who died in March at age 11. so that is where the 11s come in.
But things change once I put paint to canvas.....we shall see how it progresses. I hope to get this done before school starts because I believe I'll need to make a trip to Sioux Falls for in September. I want to take the painting with me at that time.