Monday, August 2, 2010


Here's a little bagatelle of a pendant from me - a cute little hippo dreaming (probably) of rainbow-colored ice cream. Yum.

As I mentioned yesterday, after my grand statement that I wanted to focus on big three-dimensional pieces, I went off on a tangent and created this medallion pendant, among other clearly small, two-dimensional pieces. Oh, well. Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, as they say.

Anyway, this little guy's been on my list of things to do for the past year. Back in the days when the Short One's vocabulary consisted solely of "No", "Mommy", "want" and a variety of animal names, we took a plane flight to New York. The SO had trouble with ear pressure during the descent and, in an attempt to distract him, I grabbed his doodle erase board and started sketching animals for him to identify. About fifteen animals later, the plane landed, and we toodled off the plane and had a fine vacation, but a few of the animal designs stuck with me (us). The hippo, being the salubrious beast that he is, was one of our favorites.

So, here's a charm for peaceful travel and a good night's sleep. (I'm putting him in the store, should anyone be interested.) More new (two-dimensional) designs from me later this week.

Thanks for visiting!


Anonymous said...

he's very cute!

Pretty Things said...

I love the hippo -- he reminds me of my favorite Boynton board book I used to read Zack called "Hippos Go Berserk!".

"one hippo, all alone, called two hippos, on the phone....."

Melissa J. Lee said...

I think Boynton forever changed the way we look at hippos! We have the belly-button book, but I have not seen "Hippos Go Beserk!" I'll have to track it down at the library...