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This piece belongs to the body of work for my B.F.A. Senior Exhibit. It features an original childrens' story of mine about a girl's little plush toy who finds adventure when accidentally left in the woods. ^^

This is the first double-page spread of the story.


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The dreaded moment when a child realizes that her beloved plush toy is missing. But he’s more than just a toy to her. He has a name. He has a personality. He has fears, dreams, and emotions. And now he’s slipped away from her protective embrace, left alone to face such a big and unfamiliar world. Who will tuck him in at night? Who will share their cookies with him? And more importantly, who is going to hug him when he’s afraid?

A lost plush toy can be very traumatic for a child. The world is still new and oftentimes challenging, and it’s easy for such displacement to be projected from toy to child when that toy is an extension of the child. Children need to be comforted and reassured, and in turn they feel the need to comfort and reassure their stuffed friends. When a faux fur friend becomes lost, the child becomes distressed because a part of her is facing the world alone.

But should she be distressed? What if the world isn’t such a scary place, after all? What if he isn’t alone and neglected, but surrounded by a new set of friends? An unfortunate event could easily be an opportunity of a lifetime. Sooner or later, those who are lost are going to be…

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PityPoo's avatar
this sooo sad. i would be lost without my Nite=Nite.