Strike while the Inspiration is hot

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Early this afternoon I was hiding away from the sunshine in the library – wishing for clouds and rain – when I noticed this old gent in front of me with his houndstooth shirt and carefully combed hair. And SHAZAM!! I thought of houndstooth, herringbone and plaid for my next bears.

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Once home, after scratching my cat lounging in the dastardly sunshine, I broke out the wacom tablet and immediately got busy, and didn’t stop until all 3 designs were up on my  Tumblr site: 50 States of California.  The icing on the cake was searching for the latin equivalents for all 3 textile designs.

Ursus Canisdentisilis aka Houndstooth

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Ursus Clupeaosilis aka Herringbone

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Ursus Scotityrusilis aka Scottish Tartan

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I hope the next time a light-bulb goes off in your noggin you hop to it and get your idea down on paper, concrete, wood, metal, plastic, vector, bit-map – whatever grabs your fancy. Cheers!