Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Furry Friends: Gus the Hamster!
There's been a lot of interest in Gus since my post last week, so I thought that I would take a few seconds to formally introduce him to all of you.
Gus is a Winter White hamster that has been an integral part of my creative process for around 4 years (which is incredible as he was only guaranteed to live 18 months). In his younger days, he would change from the grey that he is in the pictures above to a brilliant white during the winter!
His little habitat shares a table with my sewing machine and a handful of positively charged knick-knacks in my studio. Let me tell you, Gus is the perfect assistant! When he's not nibbling on cherries or sunflower seeds, he's picking out fabric and agreeing that everything should be coated in gold glitter.Sometimes it's good to be surrounded by "YES" men (or rodents)!
Having Gus in my craft room forces me to spend time in my creative space everyday. Even if I'm not working on something, I still sit in the workroom for a few minutes just to feed him a few treats and play.
In a way, having this lil' guy around keeps me inspired. I adore him :-)