Watercolor on Yupo paper
I love olives, and, of course, the olive pits go into the garbage can under the sink. One day I noticed a few of the pits were sitting on a little shelf in the cupboard under the sink. I noticed the pits had been chewed on and, in the way of a mouse, I saw who had been doing the chewing.
That was the beginning of the story of my olive-loving mouse and me. At first, I thought he was so cute I didn’t put any traps out, and, not surprising, in the way of mice, soon I had many mice. So, I bought a non-lethal trap and began to re- home my little mice to the Oregon Trail with a grub-stake of olives, of course.
The live mice had been “re-homed”, but, my little mouse started to show up in little drawings. Some suggest sweet messages of love and companionship, some are about fun. All of them entertain me. I smile the whole time I am creating them and continue to smile each time I look at them.
My happy little mouse drawings usually start with a good ol’ sharpened pencil. Then, they are painted with acrylics, watercolor on Yupo paper or created digitally on an iPad.
“Happy Little Mouse” notecards are available on my website: www.waltonlasergraphics.com
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