Elise’s drawing of Quito

Elise captured many of her impressions of Quito in this drawing, including street merchants selling bags of oranges (“Un dollar!”), tiny nativity sets, and shucked peas. There’s also a dog eating scraps, the ghost of a dead chicken from the animal market, the lovely Panecillo Madonna/angel statue high on the hill, a thief slinking away with her Google phone, and the zany, cool seemingly vertical streets. Front and center is Elise’s alter ego, Sunny, on a lama. And peering down from the clouds is her Dad, keeping her safe.