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The Bloat by Hippopottermiss The Bloat by Hippopottermiss
The Bloat is a pod of eleven hippos that I made to raise money for the protection of wild hippos on the congolese side of Lake Edward in Africa. I took it with me to Chicago, carefully packed in my hand baggage, where I was invited to attend the annual Hippolotofus reunion. Hippolotofus is an international group of hippo lovers and hippo collectors.

I did a demonstration of hippo modelling for the reunion attendees and a very enthusiastic audience watched me making “Wrigley and The Bean” [link]
The Bloat was destined for the charity raffle which also included hippos made by other members of the group. Wrigley and The Bean was auctioned on the evening it was made and was bought for 600$. Between the auction and the raffle we raised 1800$ for wild hippo protection :dance:

:bulletpurple: More hippos can be seen in my website gallery [link] :bulletpurple:
:bulletblue: or you could see if I have any hippos for sale [link] :bulletblue:
:bulletred: Hippopottermiss is on facebook: [link] and Google+ [link] :bulletred:
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back2root Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congratulations on a cracking piece & a wonderful gesture to help protect these wonderful creatures!
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :)
They need all the help they can get. I did a bit more selling for them last year too. No doubt another bit will go their way this year as well. I don't have money but I can give them a piece of my art :D
(and sorry this reply is so late! Life is crazy at times :D)
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wolbashi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not able to count them all :D
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are eleven hippos :)
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ZeMargouillat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Du grand art !!! :clap:
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Merci :D
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asw4303 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Wow! You are very, very talented! =)
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliment and the watch :hug:

Ferrets are nice :)
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lifegreek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
These are wonderful and made me:)
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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