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  • Mr. Monkey, A Retrospective

    November 17, 2007

    When Sean expressed an interest in my camera the other day, I briefly showed him how to use it and then I handed it to him and told him to take off, go crazy, go take some pictures and then come back and we’d take a look at them. 

    When I looked at his pictures, I noticed Mr. Monkey wore a disapproving expression, much like the Disapproving Rabbits, thus inspiring Sean’s first photography show:

    Mr. Monkey Disapproves – A Retrospective”

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    Mr. Monkey disapproves of other toys.

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    Mr. Moneky disapproves of baseball.

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    Mr. Monkey disapproves of stripes.

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    Mr. Monkey disapproves of old lady with washing machine.

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    Mr. Monkey disapproves of blog readers.

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    Mr. Monkey disapproves of bearded guys who read the newspaper on the sofa.

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    The artist and his muse.


    1. Llama momma says:

      I love it.

      Look out, New York!

      November 17th, 2007 at 11:37 am

    2. Kai says:

      Great composition! I see a future in “safari” photography!

      November 17th, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    3. Magirk says:

      Fun! 🙂

      November 17th, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    4. Kelly @ Love Well says:

      Brilliant! (Read with a “Kipper” accent, preferably.)

      November 17th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    5. Heidi says:

      Great photos!

      And Mister Monkey looks VERY loved.

      November 17th, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    6. Carol says:

      Very nice! He’s an artist already!


      November 17th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    7. Angeline says:

      A.M. its either your camera is damn good or your son definitely inherited your talent or BOTH!

      i GO WITH BOTH!

      November 17th, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    8. Tammy and Parker says:

      Kudo’s to the up and coming (and very handsome) new artist!

      November 17th, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    9. Ortizzle says:

      Sounds like way too much monkey business going on over there. 🙂

      November 17th, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    10. Antique Mommy says:

      Angeline, he really did a good job. He took Mr. Monkey and posed him in different places all over the house and I could hear him from the other room saying things like, “Okay Mr. Monkey, sit here and look right at the camera…” Wonder where he’s heard that? I had to crop out a few things, like Antique Daddy’s face, but overall I think he did fairly well for a 4YO and the beauty of a digital camera is that it’s digital – just download ’em and take some more!!

      November 17th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    11. jozet at Halushki says:

      Will there be a 2008-2009 Mr. Monkey Calendar?

      November 17th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    12. Natalie in TX says:

      DS who is 3.75 figured out how to delete pictures off of his digital camera about 4 months ago (his 6 yr old sister has her own digital camera too) and proceeded to delete off most of his pictures. I was doing that for him previously – just the ones that are of the carpet, the ceiling and up his father’s nose, oh and most of the ones of everybody’s feet – but he took it upon himself to delete the good pictures too. It IS really neat to see the house from their perspective!

      November 17th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    13. Cheryl says:

      That made me smile! Thanks for sharing! Congrats to the artist on his first “show”.

      November 17th, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    14. Kacey says:

      He definitely is your son! We will be expecting big things out of him, but Mr. Monkey is cranky!

      November 17th, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    15. Fiddledeedee (It Coulda Been Worse) says:

      I am impressed that you set your 4 year old free with your camera. In our house, I would have gotten back pictures of the inside of the toilet. That is, unless the camera was compact enough to flush.

      I think Sean has a future in photography. And Mister Monkey may have a future as an American Idol judge.

      November 17th, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    16. Sabrena says:

      I love it!! Mister Monkey just has GOT to be a guest judge on AI–LOL!

      Sean has a great eye…I love his pictures! Your house is also gorgeous by the way!!

      November 18th, 2007 at 12:06 am

    17. Jeana says:

      Oh, that’s funny!

      November 18th, 2007 at 12:46 am

    18. JCK says:

      Very funny.

      November 18th, 2007 at 2:38 am

    19. Sue says:

      Oh, I love this. Clever, clever kid!

      November 18th, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    20. MotherPie says:

      Monkey-ing around with the camera…

      November 19th, 2007 at 12:51 am

    21. Heather says:

      Wonderful creativity!

      Mr Monkey needs to meet Dr Lambie. She is much less disapproving.

      November 19th, 2007 at 6:52 am

    22. bee says:


      November 19th, 2007 at 9:18 am

    23. Linda says:

      I love his pictures…so very cute with Mr Monkey. LOL!

      November 19th, 2007 at 11:36 am

    24. Shalee says:

      That was adorable, AM. Sean has talent – pure talent.

      I think I’ll hand the camera to the kids and tell them to go wild this Thanksgiving…

      November 19th, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    25. Andrea says:

      He’s a natural, no? He did a wonderful job!

      November 19th, 2007 at 2:48 pm

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