So I've been hideously MIA, but it doesn't mean I haven't been pondering creative ideas. Today's post is about a children's picture book that I absolutely love, but hesitate to label as a "children's book" because my adult friends have enjoyed it as well. (Isn't that the definition of a good picture book anyway?!) The book is the The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau by Jon Agee. Appreciated by both boys and girls, it tells the tale of mysterious paintings whereby the subjects walk off of their canvases and, in some cases, wreak havoc. For a full summary, you can read the Children's Book Review from Publisher's Weekly here. Inspired by my daughter's eclectic project some months back where she re-purposed small plastic toy animals, (See post "Take a Walk on the Wild Side") I decided to take a stab at her project. A friend gave me a bag of very small animals she picked up at a thrift store. If you've read Agee's book, and the above-mentioned blog post, you know where this is going. I headed out to my husband's garage to create mini-art that pairs so beautifully with Agee's book. I think the book and the framed animal will make an exceptional gift. Good clean fun!