Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monkey & Zahnschmerzen

Behold this monkey in a white robe, raising a glass. I found it on a flea market in Hamburg. It's made solely out of paper. It -supposedly- was a Christmas tree ornament -now a new member of my collection of characters, puppets and other creatures. I love it for it's un-Christmas-like look.
I also found a ceramic figurine of a little dog with a toothache on that flea market; it has a cute face and a napkin tied around it's head. Style-wise looking like he walked right out of a Winsor McCay drawing. The woman who sold it to me told me she loved the dog for it's expression; 'Er hat Zahnschmerzen!' she said with a smile. Zahnschmerzen... what a soothing word for such a nasty type of pain.

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