Sliding down your slide and finding yourself in a new world


Once upon a time, mommy and daddy needed to go on a date. So they called Aunt Megan to come over and babysit.  Suddenly, while Aunt Megan and the boy where playing in their room, climbing up the ladder and going down the slide, a bright blue light appeared at the bottom of the slide.  Before they could blink *whooosh* they had slid down the slide and through the portal.

Suddenly, they found themselves in a strange new place….

My best friend got to make a suggestion for a painting, and this is the result.

You may note, that she was quite upset to find out that she was missing the adventure just to see a movie.  I told her not to worry, I’m sure upon returning from their date and finding the children missing and a strange blue portal, SURELY they could investigate….

Owl-squirrel griffin concept

squirel-owlI wanted to come up with another other griffin-like animal combination.  We have some large pine trees just outside our bedroom window.  And the squirrels often wake me up in the morning, running up and down and up and down and up and down, making their strange little squirrel sounds.

I wondered, what kind of bird would logically blend well with a squirrel? An owl of course!

What do you call an owl-squirrel? Owrel? Anyways, I imagine it would rather snack on small mice and other small creatures rather than crunch nuts.

ArtRage, about 2 hours. 5×7.