My six-year-old niece Madeline is producing a startling amount (and quality) of artwork lately. She made my day last week when I came home to this piece in the mail. Her drawings are very specific and are becoming more and more so as she continues to focus on her drawing. So I spent quite a while interpreting this scene. I haven’t had a chance to verify this with her (she has a nasty bout of the flu right now) but I think this piece is (left to right) her dad with money, Maddie and her two dogs (curiously, the brown one, Nike, died a few years ago) and Alice and me, the artist, at a show of mine. The sign is saying that it’s five dollars to view the art, but relatives are free (conveniently!) I love the detail of the water bottles for the dogs. She’s incredible. The most wonderful thing is that she tells people she wants to be an artist and a nurse when she grows up. I want to be as prolific of an artist as she is now when I grow up.