see this post), finally i have unveiled my giraffe design today on PFATT Marketplace! Zola (= african for "love") had been very patiently sitting on my studio shelf awaiting tail, ears, face, horns for many months. i kept procrastinating figuring out the final details so i'm happy she turned out incredibly sweet. Zola is 7 3/4" tall or 6.5" seated, so she is a perfect momma for your mini bears. a little something to warm your heart on this snowy february day ♥ adopted, thank u!
the real-life inspiration:
last month i completed a unique extra special special order. i was commissioned to create a family "pawtrait" of a loving couple, Darin + Nancy and their 2 cats to celebrate Nancy's big 60th birthday. it was to be the centerpiece (main gift) of a party aptly themed "life's a bear". i used tie dye mohair for Darin to represent his tattoos. the bears/ cats sit atop the family lily pad. as i was nearing completion of the set, Darin informed me of some exciting news! they just adopted an italian greyhound pup and asked if i could include him in the portrait too. so i came up with a totally new mini dog design, and was pretty pleased with the results (their pup is pictured top right, bottom left pic i googled for additional reference):
t'was an honor and delight to create Darin + Nancy's bear family portrait!
if you would like a one of a kind bear-portrait of your loved ones for a special gift or occasion, please contact me.
p.s. i will be working on more little pooches for valentine's update ❦