Well, it has been a long time since I posted, getting ready for a show my focus is completely on the bears and not the blogs. But I am happy to say I had a very successful show and ended up adopting out seven Seraphim bears. It was three when right at the end I got a buyer for another three!
Here are some happy shots for you to enjoy of my trip to Tampa to enjoy the wonderful festivities with Valerie Rogers. I also had the pleasure of meeting Art Rogers of Chatham Village Bears, Michele Lamb or One and Only Bears, Connie Schmitt & Armin of Connie Bears, Wendy Collins from Collins Gift Shop, Pat Fairbanks of Perfect Pals, Marilyn Wagner of Quilts - N - Critters, Martha Burch of Martha Bears, Judy Mathis of Judy's Raggedy Country, Nancy Dontigney of Dog Patch Critters, Cindy Malchoff the TBAI chairman and My Apple Tree and so many others.
MIL and I sitting under the cabana ~ Lovely weather
Valerie Rogers and I enjoying the sunshine!
Setting up and hanging with Michelle Lamb ~ The two Michele's or Michelle's
Susan, the winner of my Carl Bear came by to visit me in person and brought little Carl with her! It was so nice to see them both
A few of the adopted babies... all my bears are given a nice receiving blanket with ribbon bow to be carried around in. No bags so the bears can see their new Mums and Dads.
The URSA winners line up with Valerie for a photo op. Valerie really knows how to make you feel like a shining star!
It was Bright Star Promotions 600th show so we all got to enjoy a bit of lovely cake! As you can see, Valerie was having a wonderful time.. hehehehe
Now on with some business:
Yes I am still working on my felted, punched and designed new bear. This little angel will be up for adoption during the Spring Bears In Bloom online sale so I must get back to work. But things are going great in that regard and I cannot wait to get this bear completed and start another! I really missed my felting and did not even realize just how much! Carl, that you saw above had a felted face but it seems like so long that I have been concentrating on my traditional bears that I forgot how fun felting a more contemporary bear is! Don't get me wrong, I will still be creating my traditional bears but I like the freedom that the contemporary bear offers so having both is a nice option for me and for you.
I also will have some really sweet $50 and under things at the Bears In Bloom sale and I need to get those finished also... I am really happy with the way they are all turning out and I think it will be something you will all enjoy and be able to use daily and still get your bear fix~ bet that got you thinkin' huh?
Okay, I'll be back in a while with new pictures... but don't forget, if you want to see the new bear with felted features you'll need to attend the online Bears In Bloom show cause we can't show any of our bears ahead of time... it's all so hush hush.
Be back soon!
I had a wonderful time at the Tampa Bright Star Promotions show and highly recommend it to all! It was great to have had the opportunity to hand out with the other artists the day before the show, go for dinner etc. It was a time to relax and get to know one another and talk bears over a glass of wine.