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e of my working studio... which is very conveniently located here on our 5 acre property in Dripping Springs, Texas... so my commute to work is just a short walk from my the back door our house... which is really wonderful... I feel very lucky!  :)

So where did your company name, Hippos Eating Alligators, come from?!!  I get this question quite often... so here is the very long and I'm sorry to say... not terribly exciting story.  I came up with Hippos Eating Alligators when I was 18 or so.  I was making earrings out of shrinky dinks (remember these?)... and selling them in Austin, TX.  One of my favorite designs was a hippo attacking an alligator.  This design was inspired by a show I saw on TV (probably National Geographic) where a hippo attacked what I thought was an alligator (of course it was actually a crocodile...I was young).  Well, I had no idea that hippos were so aggressive... I thought hippos were quiet and even nice... I mean they are vegetarians after all... why would they attack another animal?!  Hee hee!  Well, when I needed to come up with a company name... I thought Hippos Eating Alligators was PERFECT!  Perhaps I felt the need to spread the word that hippos are not nice animals - beware!  Honestly, it was a long time ago, I can't for the life of me remember why I thought it was such a great idea... which is kind of funny... ahh to be young and silly! and well the name just stuck... a little over 20 years now!  The best part is oddly enough it's a name that people seem to remember... so this crazy name... has been wonderful for my little business!


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