Transgender Topiary: Mickey/Minnie

Our neighbors have a big Mickey Mouse topiary in their front yard that has been begging for a Minnie Mouse white polka-dotted red bow.

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Thanks to a quick trip to a nearby Yuzawaya I found the perfect shade of red and made quick work constructing the piece. A bit of 100% acrylic Minnie Mouse red yarn, a bit of white lace thread for the dots, red copper wire to retain its form and a bit of green colored copper wire to attach it to the shrub forehead and I was done.

It took a couple of days to find a good time to place this site specific piece surreptitiously as we live on a street with a lot of pedestrian traffic. Now that it is placed  I see it is a bit smaller than I’d like at approx 30cm x 13cm x 5cm. Unfortunately, the shrub is around the corner from our place and I won’t be able to see my neighbor’s moment of discovery. I’ve never even met them as we are new to the area.

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Now I’m curious to see how long it will last. Will the neighbor remove it? Or leave it in place and trim the Mickey/Minnie Topiary? Or will a passerby remove it for themselves?

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