Sunday, January 31, 2010

Little darling

It has taken a whole month to complete this sweetie! But he's finally ready for his debut. Please meet Jack, my little olde world bear. He is 11 inches and wears a coat of german mohair. His collar, ribbons and button have all been "aged" and he has patches on his left arm and belly. Here and there he has been "mended". Jack is an absolute darling and oh so charming. Can you see the twinkle in his eye?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pictures of bliss

Bliss is having a Saturday morning all to myself. It's being able to work on my projects, drool over my new stash of fun fabrics and the cherry on the top is having my kitty lying on a chair beside me in my workroom. It was raining softly this morning and in my world, all was well.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The family has returned to Australia, Christmas and New Festivities are done and dusted and I'm back at work too. Last weekend I cleaned and cleared my teddy bear workroom and added the new items I received as presents. I have a very talented artist friend, Karen, who gave me the painting of the hat for my workroom. I asked her to do it for me but when I opened my Christmas gift, not only had she given me the hat painting but had done the two paintings of the teddy bears for me as well. What a labour of love! Many years ago my mother had said that if I cannot afford original paintings in my home then leave the walls bear. I have always lived by this and I have a wonderful collection of art - paintings and ceramics - given to me by extremely artistic friends and a few items which I purchased myself. I am absolutely thrilled with my teddy paintings and will treasure them forever.

The creative juices are flowing - I am completing a project started very late last year and I have cut out a new bear. And my imagination is running wild! I can't wait to see how my bear will appear. The festive season was marvelous but I was soooooo eager to start creating again.