Monday, September 26, 2011

Spooky-Pooky Style Simba!


When I was a kid, I LOVED Lion King and it was one of the first things I obsessed over and began collecting and naking stuff of. I had it all- the shampoo, bath bubbles, toy sets, candy bars, Wonderball toys, Kids/Happy Meal toys, school supplies, Christmas Ornaments, etc. Anything that came out of it, I had to have it. But my most beloved possession of all was my Simba plush. I packed him everywhere and he remained to be my favorite stuffed animal for life and I still leave him on my bed. 

Seeing the film again in theaters was incredible. Every old feeling of love, admiration, excitement, awe-inspired, etc came rushing right back to me. The movie was just as good as it was back then, and it still stands the test of time. It such a brilliant movie in story-telling, animation, art, music- everything. A masterpiece, if you will. And watching it with my husband for our first wedding anniversary made it all the more special.
 I had goosebumps almost the entire time I was watching the movie. 

When we returned home, I wanted to make something Lion King related. I was just so inspired, and I ended up not being able to sleep from it.
And so, I ended up with this:






 He turned out pretty cute, and he just sort of happened. I love it when that takes place. I put him on my bed with old Simba and it was then that I realized just how worn and torn he is. :(

But I just remind myself he is not old and scruffy-
He is loved and cherished! And now I have Baby Simba to remind me of my anniversary, my love for the movie and Simba (animated version and stuffed version), my childhood, and to keep inspiring me! 

3 comments:

Jourdan said...

This is amazing! We preordered the movie for my daughter, who is so excited for it, even though she hasn't seen it. I can't wait to share some of my childhood memories with her! Great job. :D

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

Very cute! Todd won't take me to see Lion King because I can't promise him I won't repeat all the lines and sing all the songs. That's so sweet that you still have your Simba. I have a blanket my aunt made my mom in the 70s. It's completely falling apart and I love it.

BonJubles said...

Your creations are SO ADORABLE! I wish I had the talent for making cute stuff :D