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 |
.....as 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.