Friday, February 27, 2009

Hi everyone. Well... I made a bear about two years ago and it changed my life forever. I was an award winning doll and quilt artist up until that point but the bears have stolen my heart. Pictured below is the very first bear I ever made of my own pattern and of course his pattern has grown into a different design but I still love him. His name is "Ben-Ben" because he is the most wonderful shade of grey blue like the sea; Ben-Ben was the name for the Egyptian God Ra's ship mass. He is a little awkward looking, like a teenage boy, and like a teenage boy shows a glimpse of what the future holds. With growth and practise changes have occurred but you can still see "Ben-Ben" ~ if you squint really hard.Creating my own bear image was the challenge and although I love so many of the bears I see out there, it was important for me not to create a bear that was a copy of another bear artists image. Finally my bears found me through much inner journeying and they emerged with sweetness on their faces. That was the moment I knew I found my "Aawwww" factor and had created a bear style and image that I fell in love with.This is my very first blog experience also so I hope that I can keep up and begin a wonderful journey with all of you who take interest in sharing my beary wonderful experience with my bears and even possibly some of my quilts and dolls.Hold onto your honey pots.... here we go!

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