Sunday, August 26, 2007

Amadeus Gallery Piece from TBAI

Here is a photo from my gallery piece, Amadeus, at the recent TBAI show. Young Amadeus is about 5 inches tall and stands atop a harpsichord bench wearing a dashing suit of silk dupioni with swarovski crystals as trim. He has a lace collar and wears silk stockings with shiny black shoes. The shoes have swarovski crystals on them as well. You will note a "wig" of wool worn by both Amadeus and his father Leopold. Leopold's outfit is made of brown wool and has a lace collar. In addition to both bears, I also made the harpsichord and bench. Historic note: In Mozart's day, the keys on the harpsichord were black with the sharps being white. The harpsichord is made from polymer clay in gingerbread house fashion. I used wood venere for the outside afixed over the clay base. You can see some of the background which was a shadow box filled with pages from Mozart's Requiem and the titles of his most famous work.

Monday, August 20, 2007

What a week!

This past week has just been overwhelming! My friend, Penny, called Monday last with news that my two Golden Teddy Nominations each won the Golden Teddy Award! The announcement was made at the Expo show the week before. All the winners can be seen on the Teddy Bear Review Website.
I've just returned from TBAI where my Gallery Piece - Amadeus - won the Peoples' Choice Award! I am so grateful to all this wonderful support. As long as folks keep liking my bears - I get to keep making them! How grand is that!
I'll try to post a photo of little Amadeus here soon!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bears on their way to TBAI!

I'm just in the process of packing up these dear little ones for the trip to Binghamton, New York, and TBAI. As usual, we're running late and will be rushing around until we leave tomorrow morning.