One of my internet friends is the very talented and generous Rebecka Ryberg Skott http://beckybus.se/wordpress/ Becky is a photographer of whimsy and bliss. I love her staging of Nancy Ann dolls, skating monkeys, hedgehogs and other "inhibitants" of The Vintage Fairytales.
We first met when I sold her two soft plastic boy dolls from the 50's on Ebay. It was one of those serendipitous moments in time. She is very personable and we struck up email conversations etc. ad naseum. She was having yet another showing in this fabulous location in Sweden and posted some of her new work. See the photos here:
Becky then told me that the Penguin picture reminded her of my relationship with my grands. I was blown away. Here is this very sweet penquin with her wings outstretched and a little boy (in the blue) and a little girl in pink crochet are sheltered there under her wings. I wept. Such an honor.
Well when I showed the photo to GK she told me about a childrens book entitled Personal Penquin by Sandra Boynton http://www.pintsizeproductions.com/pintsize_personalized_Boynton_boardbooks.html
We found a song sung by Davey Jones of the Monkees on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1HtBcVHEco and the kids have been driving me mad singing it for a couple of months, practicing to present it to Becky as our thanks for her generous thoughts and the fact that she send us a large signed copy of the photo.
I have never attached a video before so let's hope you can see this.....it's so funny.....they look like bobble heads...
Thanks Becky for the love and the honor. Hope you enjoy your tribute.