Many people have asked me why I paint sock monkeys, and this little monkey named "Patty" was my inspiration. I first saw her at Smellie Bloomers before Christmas and I had to have her, she just had that special caring look about her. I brought her home and painted her portrait! She reminded me of the sock monkey that my youngest son had when he was in the hospital a long long time ago. His sock monkey was the traditional brown monkey and was made by hand.
Sock monkeys are so comforting and soothing and make me think of hugs and lots of lovin. Stop by Smellie Bloomers in Elizabethtown, NC to see all of my sock monkey paintings and take one home if you like. Also, if you're interested in purchasing one of my paintings, inquiries may come to me. Thanks for looking!