This piece, “The Golden One,” is basically finished. I say “basically” because I still have a few little things in mind, but I want to let my ideas settle for a while before I act on them. One idea is to add antennae to the bear. Another is to add wings to the girl. I seem to have created a hybird elf/fairy here as I don’t believe that elves have antennae. Perhaps it’s a “felf.” Well, it’s all fantasy anyway, so I guess it doesn’t matter.
As soon as I finished the girl’s hair I added the butterfly on her forehead. Now I wish I hadn’t. I think a white flower – like the ones around the bear’s neck – would be better as it would unify the two characters more.
Meanwhile, my favorite part of this piece is (no surprise) the bear. It was so fun making the little baskets and all the ribboh flowers.