I believe it was for a class in Puppetry she took when she went back to college while in her mid-to-late 30's.
How cute am I with my little aqua-and-white polka-dotted self?
After all, you don't want me to lose my head, do you?
That IS what I was created for.
But, I think - for right now,
I am just going to sit here and take it easy for a spell.
"Be a clown, be a clown, all the world loves a clown........"