In 2005, there were many changes occuring in my life as an artist: new living place, new painting mentor, new friendships....It was a tough but very good year in which this little raccoon was painted. I needed a friendly face at my new place, and he was it!
I adore reading. One of my favorite books of all times is an ancient one titled Frosty: A Raccoon To Remember.... I bought it at the bookstore in Loehman's Plaza, way before Aventura Mall became a Miami destination for shopping. That Frosty got into so many funny adventures with toilets, cars, and cigarettes, that I giggled my way through the story. When I saw the photo of this raccoon, I had to paint it. I still have this paperback some where in my stash of books, too.
Did I get the spirit of mischevious Frosty? What do you think about raccoons? Are they just pests, or do you actually like them like I do?
Angeline Marie of