I made this set for my dear friend Amy’s son Andrew, who just turned six. His favorite color is yellow, and he really likes cheetahs. I told Amy I would *try* a cheetah, and you can kind of tell that this was a first effort. My biggest problem with the cheetah was that I used a bear cutter for the full bodied guy – once I started decorating I realized that the shape was totally wrong, so I tried to compensate and that didn’t work out so well. I ended up with a disproportionate animal. Hopefully Andrew won’t mind.
Also, I think I have a block against yellow. It is my second least favorite color, and I couldn’t get inspired about it. I really wish I had been able to make a spectacular set for Andrew, but it just didn’t happen. I think the whole set would have looked better if I’d outlined everything in black first. Maybe next year!