Lions and Leos

In my free time, I've been working on a faux assignment that has a Circus theme. The circus has always seemed pretty sad to me, unfortunately, so I have had some difficulty figuring out a way to create from a place of joy. Because I do love cats, and because my son and husband are both Leos, I decided to focus on just a lion -- a tent-less, happy lion who likes to do tricks.

I will post again later with more little feats for my lion (and hopefully an entire pattern).