Thursday, September 16, 2010

Little white teddy in a tire swing

Little four inch mohair teddy happily swinging in his tire swing. Another "tree" with a teddy face as part of the trunk with a tire swing hanging - has already been adopted. Thanks for looking and have a great day! MaryAnn

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wee Witter has been adopted - thank you!

Stokes Witter - Stokes is a Wee Witter. The Wee Witters are the smaller version of the Witter Family established in 1984. The Wee Witters are well-known for being bonded together with unconditional love for all living things. Characteristically they have a childlike spirit, a love of nature and are carefree. They are patient listeners and are very willing to just "be there". They are so willing to tag along anywhere - to absorb sadness and woe and to give endless love. So content are the Wee Witters that they can belong to small families or large families - they are soooooo adaptable. Stokes Witter - has been adopted - thanks and have a great day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chantilly Teddy Bear Show - my studio - memories

Monday after the show, it seems so quiet - yet I am so energized and feel refreshed. Am ready to start working on a new project - but have to take a few days to straighten up my studio after the whirlwind of putting together pieces for the show .- I can barely walk from one end to the other. Bits of ribbon - pieces of mohair - opened battery package -empty cup - boxes - stuff, and so much more scattered about - but, it is the way it should be after a show - it is my studio - my quiet place to think - a place to create from the heart, reflect on the show experience and remember.

The Chantilly Show was the first show at this location in Virginia - Handmade Treasures (Janet and Alex Wilson) and - Mark and Susan McKay co-producers of the show did a splendid professional job of organizing, advertising and being available throughout the show and much more. No show is ever perfect in every way, the positives certainly outweigh the negatives for my experience. Made sure to sign up for next year's show before the end of the day.

Because our home is not too far away, my husband, Ray was able to come to the show and be my helper - a definite plus as he is my very best friend. We basically grew up together and will celebrate our 44th year of marriage in a few weeks.

I am very thankful that most of my bears found new homes and I shared so many hugs and smiles with old friends and new friends. I am truly blessed to be involved in the bear off to the "chores" awaiting. Have a great day - MaryAnn

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Teddy Bear Dream - Dreamer

The keeper of special thoughts, dreams and
treasures. When I was a young child,
many of my friends had stuffed dolls that
had the hoop style open bottom for storing things.
I had always dreamed of having one. Time passed
and it was not to be. This idea was on my mind
for many, many years. I thought of designing my
own with (what else!) a bear on the top. I
enlisted the creative skills of my son, Eric, to weld
together a sturdy frame that I could work with.
He did a super job and Dreamer came to be more
than just another dream for me. She is completely
finished inside and open in the back with
a journal stored inside for writing special dreams
or ideas and room for more. She is fashioned of mohair
with a mohair bottom outside and felt inside - covered sturdy
frame for support. Her head and arms are jointed - she is a one
of a kind piece - made without the use of a paper pattern,
but from my thoughts and dreams - she will be traveling
with me to the Chantilly Teddy Bear Show tomorrow -
...........hope to see you there - have a great day - MaryAnn

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Teddy Bear Face Tree Sculpture - 4

..................................a work in progress. Here are some quick photos - this picture shows a little 6 inch mohair bear in the tire swing that is attached to one arm (limb).