Friday, November 17, 2017

It's Showtime!

It's that time of year again. The Christmas Treasures online teddy bear show at Teddies Worldwide is open now. Visit the show at to see my bears and those from other talented artists all over the world!

I have been spending quite a bit of time sculpting dolls this year, and it was delightful to spend time on bears again! (I find sculpting delightful too of course) I have made only five pieces for the show, but each is special to me. I hope you will enjoy them too! Scroll down to see them all.

First up is Buddy, a jolly little fellow dressed to help Santa with his deliveries.

Next is Jovi. If you are a fan of the holday movie Elf, you will know where I got the first two bears' names, and you will know that Jovi is a girl bear!

Mondo is a baby red panda similar to the one I designed for my son Brendan last Christmas.

Logan is made from a lovely dense mohair that I have had for many years. His inset snout is alpaca.

And finally I have Lonnie, a light beige and black mohair panda.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Monday, October 9, 2017

What I did on my summer vacation.

I am a more than a little bit behind in keeping up with this blog. I have not posted about the wonderful time I had at The Quinlan Show in Philadelphia in May. Or how happy I was that my gallery piece was chosen for the Beverly Port award. I have not posted any work-in-progress photos  or finished photos of the pieces I took with me to that show. I will, soon I promise, but I am too excited to share how I spent my summer.

I made dolls!  I made four in fact.A series of online classes inspired me to pick up polymer clay again. I enjoyed it very much but I think that paperclay is still my favorite. The first was a simple pin jointed doll.  The second was a tiny polymer clay BJD called Whim because I made him on a Whim. He is special because he is the first ball jointed doll I took to completion including painting, hair, and clothing. The third was an elf created in a class taught by Karen Baker. (He still needs clothing and hair.) The fourth one is the one I am particularly excited about because I am entering her in a contest,also because she and her little bear friend will be going to Philly next year and so I have already have my first piece for that show! This is Moira and the Professor! I hope you like them as much as I do.