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I am a teddy bear artist by profession. I also play rhythm guitar with a local bluegrass band on weekends that I am not off to teddy bear shows. I have a very funny papillon named PJ. He is 10 years old and he keeps me mobile by making me take him walking every day. I love antiquing and use many of my finds for my teddy bears. I am just starting to do mixed media artwork and collage. You can find some of my things my website:www.marthasbears.com

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

my poor pup

Toby is my 8 year old Papillon. He injured his back last night and can't walk -- emergency vet seems to think that meds and cage rest will help him out. I really hope so.
He did this once before with major surgery required for him to walk again.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

wet workspaces

Well, once more, my workspace got WET with the rains. Gutters need to be cleaned several times a year and when we don't do it -- my space gets wet in heavy rain. So, I am cleaning - again - and using fans to dry the space -- sigh. If I can talk myself in to taking a pic of this, I'll put one up.

Monday, August 15, 2011

picture of Tut

I bought a little mummy from Larry Ransom - his name is "Tut" and he was our official mascot after the show. He had FUN!

Tbai gallery pieces 2

more gallery pieces

Tbai gallery pieces

Here are some gallery pieces from the show

further adventures of TBAI-2

The theme for the show was "Treasues of the world" and pirate attire was encouraged. We had a blast. Here are pics of Bev White and I in Pirate dress. Also Armella Dana with her husband Roger. Roger chose to remain a civilian.

further adventures of TBAI

On Thursday, we headed off to Binghamton, NY - good weather, no more 2 x 4's. We stopped at this rest stop, can you believe that this is a rest stop??

Home from TBAI

Well, I am home from an adventuresome show. Dian, Donna and I packed the car to the gills and headed out on Wed. We were doing fine -- great through Chicago, and then we hit a snag in Indiana. There was a spill of 2 x 4's of all things, and we hit one. Flattened the tire and bent the rim. Thanks to AAA, we got the spare on and could head out to a dealership to get a new tire and rim. Only 4 hours later than we planned to get to Cleveland. Here are pics of the car we loaded up.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

tbai - on the way

On the way to TBAI on Tuesday. I'll try to take photos. This bear is going with me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

trunk show news

Here is one of Jane Monroe's great bears -- so glad to have her joining us.

Friday, August 5, 2011

TBAI gallery bear

Whew! finally finished this piece for the upcoming TBAI show. You can see more at www.tbai.org

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

trunk show jewelry

Hi - I got some pics from Connie B of her jewelry creations. LOVE the wire and bead combinations! Well, all of them really.

Monday, August 1, 2011

trunk show thoughts

I am planning to hold the trunk show out of my home on Oct 14 and 15 and online on Oct 16th. The home part of the show is by invitation only, so I will be emailing and snail mailing invites on Sept 1 - so if you are in the Northern Il or Southern Wi area and would like to attend, please let me know.