Saturday, February 19, 2011

Show and Tell

This past week I had two pretty things I was just dying to show here on my blog. The first thing you can see now!!! I have a lovely new blogger background and header custom designed for me by Shelli Heinemann of Potbelly Design! I am so pleased with it. Shelli is delightful to work with, and her prices are quite reasonable.

I'm afraid I still can't show the second one. It is a bear I have designed for the upcoming Blooming Bear online show and sale All of the show bears are to be debuted for the first time at the show. You can get a sneak peek at my bear as well as one preview bear from each of the other artists starting March 1st. Until then I can only tell you two things; first he is a natural style bear, and secondly, I LOVE him! I want to keep him! Don't worry, though, I won't be selfish, but usually that's a sign that a bear will be well received by collectors as well.

After creating the natural style bear I got a crazy idea to dye some alpaca green!



Perhaps, I'm just longing for some spring color in the brown and gray Ohio landscape.




It should make an interesting bear. The color makes me think of Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street! I'm doing some pallet planning here.



This bear won't be shown in his finished form until the Blooming Bear Show. Stay tuned.

2 comments:

Debora said...

LOVE the new blog look, Tami! Shelli is very talented, and this showcases your bears so nicely. I also love that you've dyed some alpaca green...I am working with green mohair for one of my show bears. Shhh... ;o) Thanks for givine us a glimpse of what you're up to!

by Shelli Heinemann said...

You darling thing. Thanks for mentioning me on your blog. It was entirely unnecessary but is thoroughly appreciated. :)