Thursday, June 25, 2009

My new look

I'm not one to post a lot of photos of myself here . I don't want to frighten visitors to my blog afterall LOL. Today I am taking the plunge and showing you my new haircut. I don't spend a lot of time fussing with my hair, and tend to put off getting it cut for too long. I just never seem to like it no matter the style I choose.

This morning I couldn't stand it anymore. My hair is so flat and straight . It was feeling too heavy and sticking to me with all this humidity and wet weather this week. I went to the hairdresser.

I took a before and after photo in the mirror hence the poor quality and lighting. BUT, what do ya think ? I'm not sure what I think of it yet, but does it ever feel light and fluffy ;)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beauty in the rain

I have to admit I am feeling a little soggy today. It has been raining , and foggy for 5 days now. This weather makes me so tired and listless. It isn't exactly what we would call Summer weather. I decided I had to grab my camera and find something beautiful in this weather. I was excited by what I found and wanted to share it here. I hope you don't mind more nature pictures....I just can't help myself LOL.

Oh, yes there is another bear cut out waiting to be brought to life soon too.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meet Casey

This is little 5" Casey ready to venture off to a new home. To learn more on how to adopt him please visit my website here.

PLEASE NOTE: MY SERVER IS HAVING PROBLEMS SO I AM EXTENDING THE "AUCTION" DEALINE UNTIL THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH @am. (I can't change the info on my website so ignore that June17th deadline.)

Monday, June 15, 2009

A new little mink cub......

....will be available for adoption tomorrow , June 16th. He is my smallest yet at 5" standing.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Branding

I mentioned way back in January that I wanted to change my "branding". I asked others if they thought this was a good or bad idea. The opinions varied :) As an artist, I was getting very bored with my business colors,fonts,cards, etc. But, I was concerned if a change would have any negative impact. Hey the BIG companies do it so why not. I expect most people really don't care, as they are interest in my bears not the tags, but I care. I sat at my computer MANY times over the past few months, designing, changing but never settled on anything concrete.

So, many hours later this is what I came up with. I didn't drastically change my hangtags, or labels, just mainly the colors. My business cards are totally new. I was tired of trying to explain to people what I "do". I thought including photos of some current bears might help explain what a soft sculpture/bears artist does. I know many people think I make "toy teddy bears".

I was excited to receive my new business cards today . The colors are a bit different than they appeared on my screen , but they will do nicely. I chose soft , earthy tones of sage green and browns. The photo doesn't do them justice at all, but you get the idea ! So what do you think ?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ethan is on Ebay

I did it ... I got a bear made this week LOL. Ethan , an 8" recycled mink panda, has emerged from the den, and has found his way to Ebay. He will be there until saturday June 6th , 9:30pm Atlantic Time. I hope you get a chance to pop over and see more photos.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Staying Focused

I am hoping that life will be back to "normal" this week. I am trying my best to stay focused on bears without interruptions. But, I know in all reality, that that is asking a lot ! Life happens, and the bears need to take a backseat sometimes. Some interruptions are welcomed and others, not so much.

The past couple of days I just needed to unwind so spent time on one of my other favorite hobbies- photography & digital editing. My daughter and I bought a digital SLR a couple of weeks ago and it keeps calling my name LOL. I've also been doing some graphic design work for my church too so that is a fun way to combine photography and graphics. I could get lost for days in that stuff ! I absolutely love it.
However, this week the "Focus" must be on bears , not the flowers in my garden ! School will be over in a few weeks and my bear production always seems to slow down in the summer when the kids are home.

Here are couple of pics to to enjoy until I have a bear to show.

Of course, I have to include the beautiful raibows I saw the other day. Can you see 3 ???