"Labor of Love," an inspirational pic based on an idea that got lodged in my head while reading a collection of all 14 of Baum's Oz books.
Scraps, AKA The Patchwork Girl, is my favorite character in the Oz books. This is my first attempt at drawing her. I stuck the Woozy in when I realized that she needed something to sit upon, and The Sawhorse wasn't the right shape. Plus, the two are an interesting contrast - monochromatic versus a jumble of colors; hard straight lines and right angles as opposed to soft, floppy cloth.
We'll see how the story associated with this turns out.
Baum's Oz books, and all the characters therein, are in the public domain, so I can't give him copyright credit, but I can give him a heck of a lot of respect. You can find all Baum's original Oz books in Project Gutenberg
, but I highly recommend the Del Rey printings, or any of the editions with John Neill's drawings, as the artwork adds a lot of flavor to the stories.