These monkeys are edgier more colorful versions of the classic sock monkey. I totally love them and wish I had thought of making sock monkeys like this. Aren't they neat?
Sunsetgirl, who also has a very nice banner for her online store, makes the cutest monkeys (at the sides). She photographs finished monkeys and turns the photos into cards, as does another clever sock monkey artist, Siansbury's. Siansbury's monkeys have a punk flair (see below), and the stock isn't limited to monkeys.
Siansbury's zebra is wonderful, and thankfully for the livelihood of my bank account, is SOLD.
All of these monkeys are sold at Etsy, an online retailer artists can use to sell their work. Etsy sells every form of art imaginable, except, I suppose, performance art.
If you haven't discovered Etsy yet and like to give creative and unique gifts, it is well worth a look.