When I was little, I came up with all kinds of grand schemes, fantastic feats I would accomplish very soon. My dad, with a twinkle in his eye, would always say the same three words: “When pigs fly.” To me, that meant that if I could just find a flying pig, then anything would be possible. I looked for one, but haven’t found one yet.
And so I created Horatio, the ultimate flying pig, with grand and spectacular butterfly wings.
As he looks toward the sky, he explains to his little daughter Hannah that some day her tiny wings will grow to majestic size, and if she watches her waistline just a little bit, she too will be able to soar way above the treetops.
Horatio is 17 inches tall, and his wingspan is 10 inches.
His black and white piggy head is an original sculpture I created from paper mache and paper clay, with fabric ears.
His body is cotton fabric, stuffed then painted with acrylic paints.
Horatio’s arms are button-jointed for flexibility, and his body is bottom-weighted with pellets inside, so that he will sit very nicely wherever you put him.
He sports a collar with a snappy red-orange bow tie, and custom made pants that are painted with brown and blue vertical stripes (for that “slimming” effect), with an opening for his curly tail.
Pigs do need boots, and Horatio wears nice brown lace-up ones, painted on. Boxers or briefs? Boxers. Red ones with white polka dots, also painted on.
Little Hannah is both curious and trusting, as you can see in her soft brown eyes. She’s made from fabric, stuffed, then painted with acrylics. Her snout and double chin are sculpted from paper clay that has been blended into the fabric. She’s 5 inches long, and her wingspan is 3 inches.
Her shirt is orchid, scalloped at the bottom, and her baby pants are blue. She wears bright yellow booties with blue ribbons.
Both Horatio and Hannah are sealed with matte varnish for protection.
They are meant for display only.
Update: Horatio and Hannah have already been adopted. Thank you!
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