Tuesday, September 09, 2008

September Girl

6 comments:

Phyllis Harris said...

I really love September girl!
Your talent for showing emotion is amazing!

Mrs. B. Roth said...

We just found your blog - my 6 yr old and I love your drawings!

nixxi said...

You were in NZ? (You labelled an August pix 'Helensville, NZ'. We have just got the book 'Always' and I liked your work so googled... hope you enjoyed your visit. Planning to emigrate? Would love to think that lil ol' NZ could inspire some of your pix.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Ohhhh this is lovely Matt!! You have such an amazing way to capture emotion, feelings and depth of character with just a few strokes. Gosh, you make it look easy.. :o)

matt said...

Thanks, everyone! Nixxi, I'm pleased as punch that you got Always in New Zealand. Sadly, my books seem to travel more than I do. That particular Monkey of the World is common to the area of Helensville...or so I have been informed. I do hope to get to NZ one day for a good visit. Until then, I'll turn to Flight of the Conchords for inspiration (brilliant show).

nixxi said...

:) I've now met some of the other monkeys of the world. The particular monkey that is endemic to Helensville would, I think, be part of the Prime Monkey troop. They are drawn to areas of great art or culture, every three years they build up to a great performance, which has to be seen to be believed, as it involves mallards and others monkeying around. Some say the performance has meaning, others view it as ebullient foot-stomping after which life returns to normal as if nothing had happened.