Sunday, March 7, 2010
Ella's missing tooth
On my dressing table I have three little metal containers. Each one has teeth in from the children, collected over the last fifteen years. Whoops! What I mean is, teeth that the 'tooth fairy' has collected over the years. She has always left money but not taken the teeth! See the Post a few back about 'Funny Bunnies' to get the drift of my mixed feelings about the things we tell our kids...mixed messages. But I do also think a sense of mystery and a sense of magic in the world is good. ANYWAY...this painting is large. About a meter and a half long by a meter high. It is of us with Ella proudly showing off her first missing front tooth. I sort of wanted it to look sugary sweet ( like a dental nurses nightmare!) and a bit magical.