I'm leaving tomorrow morning for TBAI! It's always such fun and I enjoy visiting friends and meeting new ones! I'm taking lots of bears and a special piece for the reception on Thursday night. My gallery piece is finally done - though don't know if I'll get that photographed before I leave. I'll post some of the "characters" when I return. I do have some little photos of the piece for the reception. Their names are "Pierre" and "Tulah." Pierre, the bear, stands a bit over 5 inches tall and the sculpted elephant, Tulah, is made from polymer clay. I just love these guys! I'm painting a little platform for them to stand on - white with red trim and am stenciling stars around the edge of it. Nothing like last minute! I hope the paint dries before I finish packing.