Simon The Raccoon Puzzle

We are experiencing our first Autumn since our move to Colorado. And I guess it must be Autumn because the leaves are turning, there is a bite in the air, and I am wearing two sweaters! I painted this little raccoon in October, which makes me think of gothic imagery. Dark forests, full moons, and forest creatures with shiny eyes. 


Raccoons are talented little puzzle solvers with very nimble little hands. (Unfortunately, this is why they make such skilled thieves, especially when it comes to food.) So I think it’s so cool that I can offer Simon as a jigsaw puzzle!


 I decided to name this little guy Simon, after Simon Templar, the fictional gentleman thief.


I used to think of raccoons as just another adorable forest critter. But not everyone finds raccoons cute. Although I have had no personal experience with these, they can be quite a nuisance and even dangerous. And it was only recently that I learned that raccoons are sometimes called “trash pandas,” a name that is not incredibly flattering, nor is it meant to be. After learning this, I considered abandoning this painting altogether and not sharing it or even completing it. But then, I had the marvelous opportunity to see Jane Goodall speak in person, and it reinforced my understanding that all animals have a place in the world. We need to find a way to share it with them as best as we can. So I took another look at this baby raccoon’s liquid eyes and decided to finish the painting and share him. I still think he’s cute, and I love his eyes, which inspired me to paint him in the first place.

Simon The Raccoon Puzzle

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