Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mario and Sydney

Here's the last piece for the Winter Warmer BAO show. Mario and Sydney are a couple of chums named for my favorite Pittsburgh Penguin Hockey stars. Mario, in this case is the bear and young Sydney is the penguin. Mario is made from a wonderful South African mohair and Sydney is sculpted from polymer clay. They both have glass eyes. Mario's are black and Sydney has amber eyes. Mario is one of the Storybook bears and is about 10 inches tall. He wears an outfit of cotton with a fully lined wool jacket which has some hand embroidery. I've made everything including the pull toy that Sydney rides on. Please email me if you have questions about the online show or any of the pieces: http://www.donnaandthebears@aol.com/

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fair Phyllis and her teddy, Rebecca

The inspiration for this little bear is a madrigal which is a personal favorite in which the first words are "Fair Phyllis." Since this is a little white bear, she's about as "fair" as she can be. Since she will be part of the Winter Warmer show, I made a special mauve velveteen coat for her. Her little teddy, Rebecca, is one of my new little "mini" bears. Phyllis is about 10 inches tall and little Rebecca is about 4 1/2 inches. Hope you will visit her during the show!

Another Winter Warmer Critter!

Here is another little friend for the Bear Artists Online show. Isn't she a sweetie?? Her name is Monique and she's about 5 1/2 inches tall.

Here are some of the little bears that will be participating in the Bear Artists Online show this weekend. Please email me if you have any questions! This piece is called Dickens and Tim and the rickshaw is included. It's one of a kind.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sneak Peak Delay!

We're finally having lots of rain here in southern Virginia! Unfortunately that has delayed my photo shoot with the new little bears. I'll try to get some photos up by the weekend of those who will be participating in the two upcoming shows. Please email me if you have any questions about the Online show for Bear Artists Online or the show in Hunt Valley, Md. which, by the way, will now be held at the Marriott! See you there! www.donnaandthebears@AOL.com You can also email me through my web site www.donnaandthebears.com