This is a lovely piece. I’m glad you decided against the balloon and it’s interesting to read your notes on the progress of your ideas. We’ve all been kids and sometimes as a kid you can be knowingly in the right when the adults are in the wrong, but often just because they are the ‘adults’ they get the last say and as a child that can be deeply frustrating.
So! I love it when a kid gets some recognition: in a small and undeveloped body there can be great determination and willpower. The balloon for me would have symbolised what an adult might give a child to keep them quiet. With a balloon she may have simply been gazing at the monster, about to be swept up by it, but this little girl has character and will take on a huge menacing machine - well, that’s my interpretation anyway! She may have had a trick up her sleeve with the balloon, but for me, here she’s communicating and that’s a very positive sign.
I like the juxtaposing of the two forces and the story that you tell. It’s a very nicely balanced piece of work! Not too much and not too little. :applause: