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Fruit Loops

Fruit Loops

I guess the name for this requires some explanation. It all started with Kathy's Read Smith's request for a stool for her almost-two year old son, Reed. There was no clarity about what he would like at the beginning, except that he seemed to like the color green. Hearing that my mind popped to the world of childhood imaginary jungles and things like the Toucan that used to decorate boxes of Fruit Loops (at least a few decades ago). Later it was decided that Reed is very partial to frogs, so I did not do the Toucan stool. But I had already started putting one on a gourd for practice sake. So that is how this came about. Other than that, it has no special significance, except I do love birds - colorful and bright. I hope to learn more about drawing with knowledge of some zoology and be more anatomically correct some day..

Fruit Loops is about 10 inches tall, decorated with pyrography, leather dye, acrylic paint and embossing powder. The money for this gourd will go to UNICEF, or M.O.R.E. I am also open to having to a different non-profit that you desire, as long as it is for a good cause such as human rights, environmental protection, or public health.

Margie Lopez Read