Animals of Oz series #3: The Queen of the Field Mice, Eureka the Pink Cat, and Toto the dog
This time, my daughter placed the setting at the field of poppies along the yellow brick road. She decided to portray the Queen of the Field Mice, Eureka the Pink Cat, and Toto the dog all walking together. On the back she included a quote from the novels. “You have some odd friends, Dorothy,” she said. “The queerness doesn’t matter so long as we’re friends,” was the answer.”
Her goal was to portray that despite all our differences, we can all get along. I think she’s on to something with that line of thinking.
Animals of Oz series: #2 by Lana Rose Pipito – The Hungry Tiger
One of my daughter’s favorite characters in the L. Frank Baum Oz novels is The Hungry Tiger. She finds it funny that he wants to eat fat babies, but doesn’t because it is wrong. This is her version of the Hungry Tiger sitting in the palace in Oz. On the back she put the a quote from the character in the books: “Hungry I was born and hungry I shall die, but I’ll not have any cruel deeds on my conscience to be sorry for.”
Animals of Oz series: #1 by Lana Rose Pipito. The Cowardly Lion
My daughter (she’s 9 years old) has loved art since she could hold a crayon, and now that she’s had a few classes on it, she’s been really taking to acrylic paints. Since she’s being taught a few things from her uncle Dan (my brother who does the cover artwork for my novels) I wanted to share with all of you her work.
She is a big fan of the original L. Frank Baum Oz novels, so she wanted to start there with an animals of Oz series. First up is the Cowardly Lion on the yellow brick road by the forest’s edge. On the back of the canvas she wanted a quote from the novel THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ… “True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.”
I asked why she wanted this quote in particular, and she claimed that it takes courage to put skills and talents out there knowing that people will criticize it. I couldn’t agree more, but I think this little lady has a fine future in front of her.