Daisy packs up the kid and the dog and hops in the car to get some extra-delicious soup from Ida's. It's just down the lane. I started with a painting in my sketchbook, & added a storefront and, of course, a bear! This illustration is now available in my Etsy shop in 2 different sizes, 8 x 10" and 11 x 14".
I've always been attracted to these beautifully lithographed toys when I see them at flea markets. The Schucos from the 50s and 60s particular are pretty amazing! The varianto system was like a train set with cars. Check out the video of it in action.