Well, I gotta say this new bear is a bit of a
change from my usual style.
Norman Meadowlark is my entry into a
bear competition being held next month in England
for the category of 1960s Hippie.
I had a blast making him.
The fabric for his pants and headband was
something I pulled out of a remnant bin years ago,
not really sure what I would use it for ~ I
guess you could say it spoke to me.
Adding a fringed suede vest, embroidered gauze
shirt, leather sandals, a peace sign necklace and a
few flower power buttons and I was
giggling like crazy in my studio.
His sitar had started life as a Christmas ornament.
I added the leather strap so he could sling it over
his shoulder when he wasn't playing original
compositions to impress the ladies.
The last thing I added was his goatee.
Come on ~ you know it suits him.