Little Shirley Loves To Paint

Painting By Sophia Ehrlich, July 2004

Sophia’s given name at birth was “Shirley.” She hated the name because she did not want to be a little “Shirley Temple.”

She painted this chimp and named it Shirley as a whimsical protest of her birthname. Note how the painting has the name “Sophia” inscribed.

Little Shirley Loves to Paint 07 2004 Sophia Ehrlich