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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

Monday, April 30, 2012

Hedgie winner

Hi there -- well, Toby refused to draw the name this month -- too much pressure!  So, I had Jim (my dear Hubby) do it and
Ta Da!!   the winner is Allison -- and it's her birthday month!!!


Please email me with your mailing address -- I will send the little critter off when I return from the Philly show.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Here is the finished bear

This is the finished bear that I showed the process for.  She is the contest bear for the Quinlan Teddy bear and doll show in PA

The creative process

This is where Woodlandia started

didn't like this fabric with this fur

Nope, not right

This was the first fabric - and I decided to keep it

I chose not to use the chair for this piece -- It spawned a different bear
I promised to show some pics of the creative process.  This is where the new piece "Woodlandia" that is going to the PA show started

Monday, April 23, 2012

I really hate to see those shows that talk about getting rid of your clutter, simplifying your home. I LOVE my clutter, but to each their own. This is one on my "collection cabinets" and some other things.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I am going to Schaumburg, IL this Sunday for a show and then to the Philadelphia show in early May.  I am hosting a couple of seminars, one on how I choose costuming pieces etc for my bears.   I think that I might start a tutorial section on this blog - maybe show a few pieces in progress and take pics of the "putting it all together" process.   What do you think?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Blog giveaway

Hi again -- well, here is the hedgie that is the April blog giveaway.  You must be a follower of this blog to be eligible.  If you don't see yourself on the followers list at the bottom of the page, then you are email following - just let me know that you are out there.

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Giveaway - for followers of this blog

Hi there - if you are a follower of this blog, you are eligible for the April blog giveaway.  I have a little hedgehog (pics tomorrow)
If you only follow via email, please make sure that I know you are out there, email followers do not show up on the followers list at the bottom of the blog page.

Schaumburg show - April 22

getting ready for Schaumburg on April 22nd.
you can check out the show at http://www.bright-star-promotions.com/
This bear will be going with me.  He is an herb seller.  I am working on a little book of herbs and some bottles of to hang on a belt or sit in a pouch.
you can see other pics on my website

Thursday, April 5, 2012