This was painted a number of years ago, back when I was doing paintings based on children poems. I had forgotten all about it until my daughter accidentally chanced upon this image in my wife’s computer documents. I remember doing a small mouse of which I was quite proud. It was the first (and last) mouse I painted and beginner’s luck was with me: every brushstroke seemed to be just right! Alas, I don’t see the mouse in this image. I don’t know if my memory is faulty, if the computer image was cropped, or if the the mouse looked so good that the cat ate it.