About Me

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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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Poster Bear

This little bear and dog made the post cards for the Schaumburg Teddy Bear show

My upcoming schedule - YIKES

I told you it would be a busy month. I have the Serb Hall Doll and Bear show on the 12th in Milwaukee, WI, the University Arts Festival show on the 18th in West Bend, WI and the Schaumburg Teddy Bear show on April 19th in Schaumburg, IL
After that, April 24th is the online Pet Palooza show and then on Apr 29th I leave for Philadelphia for the Quinlan Artist Doll & Teddy Bear Convention and THEN - the Spring Stars Online show in May. Crazy man, crazy.

Check www.marthasbears.com to see my full schedule. or follow me on Facebook at Martha's Bears

Pet Palooza online show coming up

I am participating in an online show devoted to pet lovers called Pet Palooza.

The Preview is on now: During the preview enjoy a sneak peek at just a sample of what each artist will have available during the show! these are my 2 preview pieces a bulldog and a dog necklace (front and back)

Visit the Soft Sculpture Gallery for furry dogs, cats, bunnies, mice and many other pets made by 30+ international fiber artists!

Browse the Pet Boutique where you'll find handmade items by crafters the world over for both pet lovers and their beloved pets!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

a special project

I just finished a special order bear for a lady whose husband had passed. She sent me his favorite raincoat and asked me to make a bear out of it. I used the buttons down the front, part of the collar and the cuff tabs and here is how he turned out. I hope she loves him.

Friday, January 30, 2015

preview bear for the Feb 7th online show

This is Frosted Mint and he will be available at the upcoming Winter Stars online show.
you can click the link on the banner over on the side of this page

Thursday, January 22, 2015

baking bears

Well, my poor husband comes home today and walks into the kitchen saying "mmmmmm, something smells great.  What are you baking?"
He should know better by now.
He pulled the oven open and found
3 antiqued, distressed, dipped bears baking in the oven to give them that "dirty" look.  My Prim recipe is coffee, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon - so it smells great.

Monday, January 19, 2015

5 day art challenge

I made these pieces years ago and still love them all.
Wizard of the Sea

Mother of Pearl

Forest Wizard # 1

Sunday, January 18, 2015

new jewelry on etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/marthasbears is my etsy shop and I just added some new steampunk style jewelry.

5 day art challenge

On Facebook, I am participating in the 5 day art challenge.  some great stuff is showing up by lots of good artists.

I you put 5 day art challenge in the search bar on facebook, you can see some of the great work. 

This is my Sailor kitty pin keep that I put up today as a sample of my work