Saturday, June 30, 2007

What a Show!

The Bear Artists Online show has been just wonderful! The administrator reports thousands of hits and there is still some time to go. All five of my pieces found new homes shortly after the show began so I was able to get a good night's sleep.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Five for the Show!

Here are the five little Storybook bears who will take part in the Bear Artists Online Show on June 30th.
Please scroll down for information about the show and each of these little bears.
If you'd like further information about any of the little ones or the show, please email me:

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Matthew's Ready for the Show!

Matthew and all his friends are looking forward to the Bear Artists Online Show on June 30th. We hope you will visit and you can get to the show by going to and clicking on the show information. You can take a peak at some of the bears and friends that will be taking part in the show right now. If you go to the web site and click on the show you'll be able to see some of the wonderful creations ready to travel to your home.
The show will take place from midnight on the 29th until midnight on the 30th but that's Greenwich Mean Time. If you are on the East Coast of the U. S., that translates to 7 p.m. on the 29th to 7 p.m. on the 30th. If you are in other time zones, I'll bet you can figure it out from there.
If you have any questions about the show or how to access it, please email me: and I'll be glad to help!
I'll try to have a grouping of all my pieces tomorrow for you to see! For now, please scroll down to see all 5.


What a cutie! Little Matthew is another of my Storybook bears and is dressed and ready for the Bear Artists Online show next week. He stands 9 3/4 inches tall and is dressed in overalls and a jacket with a sailor collar. He's a real nature lover and wears a golden acorn around his neck. His little jacket is completely lined in a coordinating cotton fabric.
As with all the other Storybook bears, his outfit will be interchangeable and other outfits will be available through out the year on my web site:
I'll post another photo of Matthew wearing just his overalls later.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Endangered Bees

As I was having lunch on the deck this afternoon, I was delighted to see bees buzzing around the petunias. The species seems to be in trouble and I have noticed fewer visiting the Spring blossoms than we normally see. This little guy tried to get to the pollen through the open flower but he was so heavy the blossom collapsed with his weight. He finally landed at the base and went after the pollen through the flower. Clever guy!


Sweet little Timothy wears an outfit of the softest cotton. The little jacket is lined with another print and there is a sailor collar on the back. Timothy wears a little elephant pin on the front of his overalls in tribute to his friend Pearl. He'll be one of the Storybook bears available for the Bear Artists Online show on June 30th.

Timothy and Pearl

Timothy and Pearl have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Timothy, with the sweetest face in the world, stands 9 3/4 inches tall or 24.77 centimeters. Pearl sits a whole 4 inches tall including her ears.
Timothy is made of mohair fur from South Africa and I've sculpted Pearl from polymer clay. Her features are hand painted and she has glass eyes as does Timothy.
I'll be back later with a picture of Timothy all by himself.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Claire's close up photo

Here's Claire's close up photo. You might be able to see the smocking on the skirt of her dress. As one of the Storybook Bears, her outfit is removable and she will be able to wear other outfits as she pleases. I hope to have some seasonal dresses available on my web site.

Claire's ready for the online show!

This young lady is named Claire. She's dressed in white batiste that I've smocked around the waist and edged with entredeux and fine cotton lace. She wears a garland of pink roses in her hair. Claire is another of the Storybook bears and is about 9 3/4 inches tall. She's made of a lovely honey colored mohair and has glass eyes. I'll post a close up of her face soon. She looks as though she's dressed for the Summer Solstice celebration! Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sam and Max

Here is Sam's best friend bunny whose name is Max. I've sculpted Max from polymer clay and painted him. Max wears an outfit which coordinates with Sam's.
I'll have a few more photos to post in the next couple of days.

Here's another Storybook Bear!

Here's a sweet young lass named "Sam." She's another of my little Storybook bears that are going to be part of the online show with Bear Artists Online. All the Storybook bears are about 9 3/4 inches tall and their outfits are interchangeable. Miss Sam has a sweet little bunny that will accompany her. Sam and the bunny (sculpted from polymer clay) have matching outfits. I'll be back tomorrow with a snapshot of the duo and hopefully a few more of the Storybook bears.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fergus and Hammish Celebrate the Year of the Pig

Here's the first sneak peak photo for the Online show on June 30th. The full title is Fergus (whose family immigrated to Scotland a couple of generations ago) and Hammish Celebrate the Year of the Pig! Fergus, the panda, stands about 9 3/4 inches tall and is made of mohair. I've sculpted Hammish, the pig, from paper clay. Their hats and the pinwheel are fabric. Hope you like these guys and will visit the show on June 30th>

Friday, June 15, 2007

Greetings from Donna and the Bears!

I'm busily getting some little bears ready for their photo shoot so that they can take part in the Bear Artists Online show on June 30th. I hope to have some "sneak preview" shots to post here soon.
The weather here in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia is very un-Spring like with cool temperatures.
Yesterday my daughter Kim and I visited the Boardwalk Art Show on the ocean front in Virginia Beach. It was a grand show with many fine artists taking part. The surf was up and the wind was blowing. We were glad to have taken jackets along.