Mr. Bingle is an old New Orleans Christmas character. He was essentially an advertising mascot for one of the big department stores on Canal Street way back in the day. As a holiday icon he sort of transcended that and is still spotted here around the holidays. I saw a home on St. Charles our first year here that had a metal, hand painted Mr. Bingle hanging on its front door and I made a mental note to make some of those myself. Finally got around to it... but a bad cold stopped me from finishing before Xmas this year. I wrapped them up last week. Will give them to a few people. Only made 8 of them (and that was plenty.) The are hand cut out of aluminium flashing, hand painetd and then I added a two part epoxy finish to make them a little more durable. Really pretty simple... but the character was a pretty simple character.