(Concentration requires his tongue to be out. I should've put that on the ornament!)
If you recall, I made Skating Mariah last month. Back to Etsy to look for a suitable boy. Something about this set of clipart caught my eye. I think it was the hat.
I had that moment where I asked for an opinion when what I really wanted was approval of a decision I'd already made. "I was thinking about a red hat," I said. "No. Camo." was the response. CAMO. I actually did have some camo felt, so I could deal with that. "And a black coat. Because my coat is black." A black coat. BLACK. That's not festive. I put my foot down on that one. I reminded him that his other coat is tan and he relented. And I made a decision not to ask him for any more opinions. First, the Playstation logo and now, the black coat. You, sir, are done having input!
This one turned out GREAT. I love the body position and that hat. When he's hanging, he'll actually be tipped back a little -- like the clipart picture. He'll look great on the tree this year!
In case anyone happens by and thinks I've stolen someone else's work or thinks I'm profiting from it: