Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Tannenbaum" 2015 Bear Blitz Showpiece

"Tannenbaum" is the 2015 Bear Blitz Showpiece Teddy.
He is 14" tall and made from the super soft Tissavel faux fur.
Around his neck he wears a necklace holding a miniatures Christmas stocking that I made for him.  Inside the stocking is even a tiny teddy bear!
He will be available for adoption at the Bear Blitz Online Show.



Thursday, November 19, 2015

What a Difference!

Today I thought I would share how subtle shading can change the look of the teddy bear's face and sculpted paw pads.
The first photo is of a bear I created this week.  It is before I added any shading to the face or paw pads.
In the second photo, I add shading around the eyes, the nose and chin area.  See what a difference it can make!
For the paw pads, I shaded and blended the color to make the sculpted toes stand out.  I also added shading around the top of the ears.
Now that I have used techniques to add dimension and expression to his soulful face and paw pads, he is ready for a neck bow and a hug.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Gingersnap 2015 Christmas Treasures Showpiece bear

 I would like to introduce you to "Gingersnap"
She is the 2015 Christmas Treasures
Showpiece bear!
I created her from Belgian faux fur.  She has a red hair bow.  I made for her a red wool felt vest trimmed with rick rack and adorned with a gingerbread man button. 
She also comes with her own faux gingerbread Teddy Bear cookie!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Claus" 2015 Winter Stars Showpiece Bear

I would like to introduce you to "Claus".
He is the 2015 Holiday Stars Showpiece Bear.
What a cutie!
I created "Claus" from the super soft Tissavel faux fur.  He is 11" tall.
For the holidays, he is wearing his best plaid Santa's hat and scarf.
  (These are both removable for after the holidays)
"Claus" will be available for adoption at the beginning of the show, November 13th, 11:00 a
m. EST. 

A Bear Hug Thank You!

A big Bear Hug Thank You to Sue for adopting "Astro", the 2015 Showpiece bear for the OctoBEARfest show.
Thank you to Janice, Sue, Dawn, and Karen for adopting a bear or friend from the show!
I hope they bring you many smiles!

Friday, October 2, 2015

"ASTRO" 2015 OctoBEARfest Online Bear Showpiece

"ASTRO" is the 2015 OctoBEARfest showpiece bear!
The theme is red, white or blue.  I chose this brilliant tipped blue fur combined with pure white Tissavel fur.  His eyes are hand-painted bright blue with bits of purple flecks.
I crocheted him a scarf from a variegated ribbon yarn.


Friday, September 25, 2015

A Big Bear Hug Thank You!

A big BEAR Hug Thank you to Sue for adopting "Winnie", the 2015 Fall Stars Show piece.

A Big Bear Thank you to Bonnie, Stephanie, Donna, Jill, Patricia, Katherine, Sandra, Georgia, and Nicole!
Happy Fall!
Bear hugs,