I was thinking of starting small and then if I can make it work going larger. So we keep talking, negotiating, really. She tells me the story of the pond dragons that she wrote to go with the drawings. Apparently when people see them we see Koi as they swim underwater. Other animals know what they really are but not us. So I say< "What about a drawing of a cat sitting on a rock on the edge of the pond, looking at the pond dragon which is looking up at her? You could do a cut away view and the underwater part would look like a fish (Koi) and the part above the water (that the cat sees) is the dragon? The cat could have that look on her face like, "They may not know what you are...but I do!" Can't you just see it?
We talked a little more and I asked her to send me a drawing of one of the pond dragons and so she sent me a drawing of "Koi". *He* is what the red scaly fabric is being used for!