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Connecticut’s Weather sKwirl

weather_skwirl_annnyberg-300x2621Sure there’s Puxatawny Phil, but Connecticut has the Weather sKwirl. It’s so much cooler then that groundhog and knows how to predict the weather on its own, it doesn’t need a shadow to tell it what to do. Yes, this is the proper way to spell his  name. Yes, it’s a guy and he’s pink.

His creator is KHyal of Norwalk, Connecticut who is a brilliant designer of so many things, I don’t even know where to start and she loves the weather and creating characters, so it was a natural that the sKwirl would come to life.

I have told KHyal, to the left here, that sKwirl will become her “Andy Warhol” creation, that it will become every bit as popular as the Campbell Soup can creation or his Marilyn Monroe.

sKwirl was born early in 2010.  I visited KHyal and her designer husband, Karl around that time and she was talking about sKwirl. Here is the Network Connecticut post I did at the time. Since that interview with KHyal and Karl I have made it a point to get next to as many creatives as is humanly possible, because they see the world a little differently, probably like me. I have found that along with being a dedicated story teller, I too am a creative and feel so comfortable in their company.

I asked KHyal is she would pose me with sKwirl after I saw him riding on the back of “Butch” the Vizsla. Butch is owned by Gary Choronzy who is a website designer and professional geek and owner of Connecticut Websites.

sKwirl joins a whole host of KHyal’s characters which are so much fun. A huge thank you, KHyal for letting me spend some time with sKwirl, a big treat indeed.

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  1. Courtney
    Posted September 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Love It! How can one secure a sKwirl? (It would go quite lovely with my Jazz Stew!) Maybe a CT Watchdog will do…

    • Annie Mame
      Posted September 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

      Click on the links on the blog post to get a hold of KHyal. Also you can buy t-shirts and other things featuring Mr.sKwirl.

  2. Helen
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Can the sKwirl pay visits? The little cutie-pie seems like he should make cameo visits to Connecticut’s hot (and cool) spots!