"What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what is behind a windowpane."
Monday, August 20, 2012
Mary's Homemade Calvin and Hobbes Tiger
What do you do when your daughter is dying for a stuffed Hobbes tiger, but they were never any created so you can't buy them anywhere. Why, you do what any self-respecting grown woman would do.......Call Mom!
It took a few weeks and wasn't easy, and it apparently isn't something my Mom would like to make again, but wasn't it worth the wait? This Hobbes is the actual stuffed one in the comic strip, not the one in Calvin's wild imagination. Mary's ecstatic!
My passion is combining old with the new by restoring and salvaging items that would otherwise have been thrown away. Some may consider this "Altered Art" or "Mixed Media Art." I consider myself a good old-fashioned Folk Artist, with a strong emphasis on Holidays, Customs, and Traditions.