Indianapolis-based artist Laura Hosler of Game Guardians makes, among other wonderful things, this beautiful plush version of Falkor. He’s made of three types of faux fur and features hand-sculpted and painted polymer clay eyes as well as metallic glitter paint for the scales along his back. From snout to tail he measures nearly 4-feet-long and his body is wired so he can be worn over the shoulders or wrapper around just about anything.
Hosler opens Game Guardians for orders once a month, so be sure to keep an eye on her Etsy shop if you want to take home your very own Luckdragon or perhaps a fantastically sinister Gmork.
From Men Only magazine (November 1956). From a segment entitled “World’s Loveliest Women”. Tribute to Audrey Hepburn by Gregory Peck.
All during the shooting of “Roman Holiday” I kept wondering what was her extra special quality. Then one day it hit me. Here was a girl who looked at the world and everybody in it as if she was seeing them for the first time. There was wonder and joy in her every expression. It was like a blind girl who suddenly was able to see—and in the seeing loved every bit of what she saw and what she did. Call it naïveté, call it Alice in Wonderland, call it what you like, Audrey Hepburn looks at the world with the eyes and heart of a little girl. And I love her for it!
“I can’t do what I do if I don’t retain some innocence and spirituality. You’d see a definite change in my lyrics if I became hardened. I’m not interested in existing on that critical level most people live on.”