I'm glad I'm not the only one who was a bit nervous about this block, but in the end, it was a lot of fun to be so far outside of my comfort zone.
I ended up doing a silhouette for my portrait block:
I'm afraid that, although I love animals, I'm not much of a pet person. So I did a block of my favorite animal:
Laura, you said feel free to embellish the blocks so I took you at your word, and used a ribbon for the flamingo's body. I'll get these dropped off to the post office tomorrow!