Close up image of a llama chewing on a table in vibrant blues and reds

Llama Tell You About the Lonely

Before I made the dog image that set me on the path to creating Uncommon Creatures, I was fiddling around with two photographs.

One was a little girl with a stuffed lion. I thought it was sweet and bleak at the same time. 

Black and white image of a small girl carrying a lion stuffed animal almost as big as she is walking away from the camera down a desolate road

Now that I’m looking at it, I realize it’s mostly bleak. And that I identify with that little girl. She looks, or at least the back of her head does, like me at that age, but mostly I can feel the loneliness and isolation wafting off her. I wanted to give some color back to her. To brighten her world and offer some relief. So I made these:

Stylized red and white image of a small girl carrying a lion stuffed animal almost as big as she is walking away from the camera down a desolate road
Stylized golden image of a small girl carrying a lion stuffed animal almost as big as she is walking away from the camera down a desolate road

Hmmm. I think I might have left her looking bleak. Maybe there’s nothing I can do about her situation, which makes me sad, so I’m moving on to the other picture I started with:

Close up image of a llama chewing on a table

I give you Llama Eating a Table. This image cracked me up, which I guess I needed after the other picture. Plus, it reminded me of our old coffee table which had chew marks all around the top from SK13. 

I made these and the colors make me happy:

Close up image of a llama chewing on a table in pastel greens and browns
Close up image of a llama chewing on a table in vibrant blues and reds

I will leave you with llama. 

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