Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shows and Orders

I am sorry I have not been blogging or posting any bears--finished or in progress for quite a while. I have just finished an online class in curriculum developmment which I needed to take to renew my teaching license and it was quite the time eater! It was a fabulous class and I learned a great deal I will use my teaching, but now I feel so behind with my bears. I always am at this time of year it seems, but now more than ever. I made the difficult decision to cancel my table at the Hunt Valley show because I knew there was no way I could fill a table. I will miss seeing the lovely collectors at that wonderful show as well as the chance to see my artist friends, but I plan to be back there next year.

I have been working on orders and bears for the online show at which is just four weeks away! I have three bears and a cat in progress at the moment, and a head full of ideas as always. Two of these were started before I left for Hawaii in August!

Here are a pair of special commission bears I finished last month before my online class began. These fellows are similar to one another with variations in  paw and nose color, and one has a larger tummy than the other. Both are made from a larger pattern than the last fellow I made with this fur, and both offer great BIG hugs!

Truffle is going to live with Kelly

Copper decided to wear the gold bow and copper bell to meet his new mom Nancy

Hope to see you at the Christmas Treasures show!