Among many other activities, we painted this today, in acrylic on a 16″x16″ wood panel. Nefarious drew it (right on the wood) and I painted over her drawing, titled “Princess Khan and The Golem”. The girl is based on one of her dolls and an East Indian friend, and the other figure is the Golem — we recently read the really wonderful (and intense) David Wisniewski telling of Judah Loew ben Bezalel’s Golem… I love painting with Nefarious so I’m sure I’m biased, but I think it turned out really nicely.


The hilarious expression is typical! I think my next project is actually going to be a self/group portrait based on this picture, taken after Nefarious made tiaras for all of us a few weeks ago.


  1. Shannon wrote:

    PS. The backward writing is because after writing ‘A’ she realized that the only way to make it fit was to write in reverse.

    Monday, February 18, 2008 at 8:49 pm | Permalink
  2. TheWomanMonster wrote:

    Great painting!
    I can’t wait to see the one based on that photo, the 3 of you look so happy together.

    Monday, February 18, 2008 at 9:36 pm | Permalink
  3. That pic is priceless and oh i love that face she is making lol

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 1:47 am | Permalink
  4. Elizabeth wrote:

    Queen of the castle, Queen of the castle…

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Permalink
  5. cirrin wrote:

    I love the face she’s making and I really like the trees and sun and clouds in her picture. Something very innocent and child-like about them. Fuzzy feelings, lol.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  6. Stil wrote:

    Great painting! Talent runs in the family. I can’t wait to see the painting based on the group picture.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  7. estrojenn wrote:

    AHHH that picture of you three is SO adorable!! cutest family ever!!

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 7:56 pm | Permalink
  8. Aaron wrote:

    recarding the photo of the three of you, specifically yourself and Ari — holy smokes, spittin’ image, much?

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 3:36 am | Permalink
  9. Paul wrote:

    All she needs is stretched lobes and a beard and she’d be your “mini-me”!

    Really like the painting, can’t wait to see the new one.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
  10. Twwly wrote:

    I love it! Bob has just started painting, but his favourite way to pass the time is to tattoo himself and us with Crayolas.

    Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  11. JB wrote:

    Your child is too cute. She looks as if she’s a carbon copy of Daddy.

    Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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