Twelve bears, no faces yet, but we are coming along. I have set a pace for myself. I am bound and determined to avoid the stress and rush that I usually have before a show. I have not worked like this for many years when I would do shows regularly.
I usually make one bear and a time from start to finish. The way I am working now, working on one a time only till the bear is ready for a face, has allowed the work to flow easier because I am repeating. I am enjoying the repetitiveness. My plan all along was to have twelve bears ready to begin faces by February 1st, I am ready. I have just to add some ears to the little reddish brown fellow in the front.
This will be the conventions third year, I participated the first year, and I loved it. If you are an artist doll, or artist teddy bear lover, this is the place to be. To spend a whole weekend with like-minded people, attending demonstrations, then eating, drinking, and talking bears and dolls is a wonderful experience. The price for the weekend includes food, drink, and demonstrations, as well as the show.
The hotel where the convention is taking place has offered a special room rate. It is very close to the airport, and the hotel offers a free shuttle. I will fly in Wednesday evening, so that I can take a workshop that is offered on Thursday. I will not leave the hotel (no need to) till Sunday morning when I get back on the plane to come home.
For those of you who are close and can not come for the weekend, there is a public show on Saturday.
If you click on the picture you will go to the conventions home page. There you will fine lots of details, including artist lists. There is a PDF show booklet with hour by hour plans, seminars and workshops offered.
I hope to see some of you there.