Saturday, August 13, 2011

August BJP - New Hampshire

Another family vacation from my childhood!  I don't remember a whole heck of a lot about New Hampshire, other than there being too much fog to take the cog railway up Mt. Washington and it being drizzly and rainy and buying a stuffed black bear with a red collar and a chain leash as a souvenir. 

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Oh joy of joys, I loved that bear!  It was like the dog I never had. 

When I mentioned to my mom that I was working on my New Hampshire piece, even she remembered the black bear and how I dragged him everywhere.  

I was thinking to actually attempt to bead a bear shape and put a little ribbon for the collar, but then I thought "too obvious".  So I went with a more abstract/textural piece instead.  It just so happened I came across the chain from an old necklace and I love the way it looks as the leash. 

 I wonder what ever happened to my little bear?  Maybe I'll find him while cleaning out my attic..........

August 2011
New Hampshire soon as I get around to doing that hateful project.  But I have to get on it, our house is sold (in less than a week!) and its time to weed through 21 years of stuff.  Ugh.