She handed him a pile of pom-poms, some plastic bead-threading string and a few sequins - a make your own mouse kit.
She then sat down to write instructions (with diagrams). This photographed particularly badly.... red paper in dim after-dinner light with an old camera.To interpret......(In no particular order) the 2-page instructions cover the step-by-step process of making the body and head, then "sdik zu tal [tail] on" "sdik zu legs on" "sdik ze is [eyes] on". (It made perfect sense... phonetically ....watching the words form on the page).
It appears that the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.
Although.... she's certainly more observant and skilled in her drawing than I was at her age. I love these self-portraits.
The detail in the plaited ponytail is great.... and I love the eyelids!
And so... my dreams of a corporate lawyer daughter (who could keep her aged and infirm mother in the manner to which she wished she were accustomed) are fading, as I anticipate another arty-farty-designer-type in the family....