E’s current self-portrait. (Notice that he has nipples. Also, the line above his spiky hair is his hat.)
Portrait of baby sister. (Those balloons around her feet are the socks, and the all-encompassing circle is her shirt. Her pants are the two lines beside the feet.)
Portrait of Daddy. (The line at the top of the face is his forehead.)
Portrait of Mama. (You can see I started labelling because there was so much detail. A lot of those little circles are “music notes”, because I’m apparently dancing in this picture. To the right of my head is the “camel-fish” I’m thinking about. But my favourite part is probably the zipper teeth on the right. Or maybe my own scary teeth. Or maybe the tiny dots beside my ears – my shoulders. He kept asking, “What’s missing?” so some of the suggestions are mine, and some are his.)
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