AIBU to think my DD 2.5 painting looks like a murder scene?

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It's supposed to be a lovely handmade gift for a beloved relative. Unfortunately it looks to me like a body lying in a pool of blood with a cat lapping at it. The body has clawed at the wall on the way down, and the murderer's footprints in red are leading away from the body. All lovingly depicted in fabric paint on a canvas tote bag. Cos nothing is more Christmassy than a gruesome murder. I'm going to have to get her to do another one, aren't I? Unless no-one else can see it and I just need some sort of therapy? I think the picture will come out sideways, with the top on the left IYSWIM...

Oh no, tis right way up. Still looks like murder scene though.

Kajamite Tue 01-Dec-15 01:06:58

Oh my shockI think I see a race car getting its tyres changed in front of spectators? Maybe?

ExBallerina Tue 01-Dec-15 01:08:38

Hahaha! tbgrin

I love it. I'd still give it as a gift. It'll be a great memory!

Kajamite. Hmm. That is an alternative explanation I may be able to carry off? Maybe?

ExBallerina, but what if the recipient sees the murder scene and takes it as some sort of threat?

Happy Christmas Mary - this is how you would look being eaten by your cat. Oh, great, thanks! Will treasure it! (Avoids family with creepy toddler FOR EVER)

Epilepsyhelp Tue 01-Dec-15 01:14:02

Definitely cannot see the cat..

I don't dare ask DD what it is. I know the bit that looks like a cat is supposed to be a cat. She made me do its eyes.

Kajamite Tue 01-Dec-15 01:17:10

Okay now I'm staring at it I can see one of the queen's guards marching across a red carpet while the queen (the blue line ofc) is arriving?

Maybe I just need to go to bed

Epilepsyhelp - the cat is the black bits above the large red sploge. Maybe I only see this whole dark scene because I know that bit is meant to be a cat?

Kajamite. Wow. You are a truly talented interpreter of toddler art.

TesticleOfObjectivity Tue 01-Dec-15 01:19:53

Looks to me like the person is either giving the cat medicine with a syringe, or possibly killing it. Either way, the blood has come out of the cat.

Ooh it's starting to look like people getting off a plane.

Testicle. Hmm. This seems a valid observation. Would not go down well with cat loving intended recipient smile

TesticleOfObjectivity Tue 01-Dec-15 01:23:16

I can see that. I can also see a big black bomb.

It's like a toddler devised Rorschach...

Maybe it will look better in the morning smile

KanyesVest Tue 01-Dec-15 01:26:28

I think it looks like a dog, Snoopyesque. With random small child blotches for, well, reasons only knowable to the small child. Definitely wouldn't class it as a veiled threat.

Epilepsyhelp Tue 01-Dec-15 01:26:50

If that's a cat then it's head is entirely detached from it's body!! Mary will love it. If she's a serial killer..

LemonySmithit Tue 01-Dec-15 01:29:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KanyesVest - oh yes! Can see snoopyesque dog now. Epilepsyhelp, she's not averse to using slug pellets in her veg patch but I think that's as murderous as she gets (AFAIK).

Mysteryfla Tue 01-Dec-15 01:46:17

LOL. Just do another one with nice safe handprints.

Garlick Tue 01-Dec-15 01:54:38

If DD's inherited your imagination, she has a great future as an artist grin

PoorFannyRobin Tue 01-Dec-15 03:34:34

I also immediately saw the race car getting its tire changed. Is that transmission fluid leaking out from under the car or it is a pool of blood? Is the little guy who helped change the tire slipping in the transmission fluid or is he actually lying in a pool of his own blood? Are the red sunglasses that appear to have flown off someone's head red in hue or covered in blood? Are they the driver's? Is he (or she, of course) okay? Is the pool of blood the driver's? Could the driver be unconscious or deceased in a run-away race car? Did the little guy do it or did the driver kill the little guy and in so doing lost his blood-spattered glasses? So many unanswered questions.

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