Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Bears and other ephemera

Here are some pictures of Mike's Bear.

Mike is in property management and when I invited him to pick a spirit animal he hemmed a little and finally suggested a bear, in a general sort of way. I maybe steered him into Polar Bear because a lot of people at this point have picked bears- a brown bear, a black bear, and two panda bears. But working on his pictures I felt like I should try, if I can bear it, to not just bring polar bears to the equation. I managed a little.

This is what I ended up with:


  1. I think you made the right choice of polar bear. And I'm partial to the first picture, where Mike and the bear seem close and protective of each other. That's what spirit animals should do, right? The black bear knows he's in the wrong spot; look at his eyes, he's just blank, like someone being forced to have their picture taken at a party or something.

    1. Yes, it is my fault. I should never have pressured that bear into it!

      I was inclined to the third one, but you may have convinced me on the first. It's cozier. Curiously I took a picture of a volunteer today who instantly and emphatically chose for their spirit animal... a Polar Bear!

      So I'll be back at it.


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