Last month several online newspapers featured a story about Dinovember. For the month of November, these wonderful parents place their kid's plastic dinosaurs in an evening escapade ala Toy Story. The settings are so creative, it's easy to see the parents are clearly having more fun than the kids. YEARS ago, when they were young, I tried to convince my kids that their dolls and stuffed animals came alive in the night by moving them around while they were asleep. It's a sweet memory for me.
A couple years ago, I set this photo up to participate in a book contest. Since I'm very short on time due to the book commission plus the birth of our 17th grandchild last week, I pulled it out and used it for this year's Christmas card.
I changed a few things (sorry Spidey).
I turned the day setting to moonlight.
And used both colored pencils and gouache to finish.
A tribute to childhood wonder which has been my goal this year.
Wait...YEAR! Where has it gone??