Recent Story-Paintings

“Miranda” is my 133rd Story-Painting.

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Baby Miranda lives in Colombia, and her great-auntie suggested

making the characters in her painting monkeys.

Because I love the paired sounds of “marmoset” and “marmalade,”

I decided to do some research on that Southern US treat,

the moon-pie.  Miranda’s butterfly is a monarch,

and Mama Marmoset’s marmalade

is made with beautiful mangoes!

 

“Zelda” is my 132nd story painting.

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Two “Z”-names in a row?  I was stumped.

Then, by sheer chance, I discovered that “fox” in Spanish is “zorro!”

And then I found out about a Brazilian dance called “zouk.”

I’d always wanted to set a painting in Zanzibar, an island off the east coast of Africa,

and Zelda’s commission gave me that chance.  Ole!

 

“Zadie” is my 130th story painting.

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Commissioned by her great grandmother, Zadie’s painting features my first zebra,

though hers is the sixth Z-name I have done in the past 27 years.

I’ve been watching train videos of Switzerland, and so “Zurich” came to mind immediately.

  This beautiful cathedral clock tower is a landmark of that city.

I’ve always loved the word “zeppelin,” though I am not fond of zucchini.

And I was surprised to find out that “zazzle”–the name of the print-on-demand company I use–

is an actual adjective, closely related to “dazzling!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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