So...I picked up two of my unfinished bears yesterday and started fiddling around with them. A little shading with my prismacolour art markers, some nose wax here and a Sculpey Premo nose there and voila!...I think I have caught the bear making bug again!!! I also replaced the eyes on a rust panda I made a couple years back. She originally had black glass eyes (which I wasn't particularly loving) so I took them off and put rust fabric patches and topaz coloured glass eyes on her and she looks better already! To make things even better, I received my order this afternoon from Disco Joints & Teddies with some more waxed eye cording and some rust, rose and orange/pink/red varigated perle cotton thread. This might just be what I needed to inspire me...
Beary Big Hugs To Everyone!
Monday, January 21, 2008
A Year's Gone By Since You Went Away,
But My Heart Hurts Like It Happened Just Yesterday.
I'll Always Remember That Tragic Night,
Hearing My Mom Weep As I Turned On My Light.
That Day Our World Changed,
As You Travelled Home Up Above.
Although Time Passes By,
I Just Hope You Know,
You'll Always Be Remembered & Loved...
Rest In Peace Dear Cousin
Bobbie-Lynne O'Connor (Laporte)
July 4 1984-January 20 2007
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Have you taken the Pledge To Buy Handmade yet? As a teddy bear artist or artist bear collector, you know the amount of blood, sweat and tears that go into every handmade teddy. You know that these bears possess a certain quality and character that no manufactured teddy bear could ever replicate. When you buy a handmade teddy or any other handmade item, you are supporting individual artists in your area as well as promoting an environmentally friendly industry. The environmental footprint left by artists in this industry is much smaller than those left by any major manufacturing company. So do your part and help support artists by buying handmade throughout the year. You won't regret it...
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"I have always found that handmade items have more character and detail than anything that can be produced in mass quantities. There is something to be said for the quality and rarity of handmade items in todays fast paced society...That someone would take hours and build something with their own two hands is remarkable!!!" - Jeremy Newell
I don't know what is wrong with me. I am starting to think that the inspiration section in my brain is broken and is past the point of being fixable. I have had enough fabric cut out to make at LEAST 6 or 7 bears for about 8 months now and can't find enough motivation to actually sit down for a while and start sewing them up. Don't get me wrong, I have wanted to start working on them again for ages, but just can't find it in me to get anything done. My creative juices just aren't flowing and I don't know what to do about it!!!
If anyone has any suggestions I would LOVE to hear from you...Any tips or inspirational seeds of wisdom you can send me would be SOOO Appreciated!!!