I wanted you to see the original color of the lion before I got it all covered with beads. Yesterday I tried to find an image of the original Boyds creation but there were none. I bought this one in Gualala in 1998.
You cannot see it here, but the ears and the body are of a slightly darker yellow, which I think will relieve the eye from too much of the other yellow. I see I do need to tear out and fix that goofy that occurred on the right groin. Interesting that the lion had this bead foul up exactly where it seems I have torn a muscle. Maybe if I redo his leg my own will be less painful! I will try anything at this point, including voo-doo dolls as lions.