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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

move on the track

there's only 5 more weeks before the show and i have to move restart my bear making life.
here again, i made another panda for a commission, it's a bit different from the previous pinky panda.
a little discovery after finishing her, as long as i add the double-jointed neck, i found it's too long for her proportion.
so, i tried to rethink on the jointing method within such a short cotter pin,
finally, without stuffing over the neck, and forgive the original setting of cardboard disc, and come up with this solution.
Seems i have to try one another color of alpaca to explore another possibility towards this design.

And please give me support as i' m not sure whether i can make 2 bears each week.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

the article of TB&F

Did you receive the fall issue of Teddy Bear & Friends? I am so excited to share this with you.
There are 9 new teddy bear artist featured in the topic of " New Kids on the Block"

Luckily, "berries bear " is included. We are prepared to answer the questions. It was such an enjoyable moment to look back of when we get started, what we've done, why we did this... and furthermore there is a question which i find it's really interesting to share: Have you had any funny failures or errors while making bears?
For the past failure, um... i sometimes get stuck with certain technical problem or certain facial expression, i would make them hide into the box and restart a new one. So it's such a great experience to think positively on the attitude to encounter difficulties and impose another way of seeing this. Thanks God, my mind are enlightened by several famous artist who are willing to give me opinions all the way through.
Do stop by and read the featured artists, they are Becky Chase ( Dangerbears), Cheryl Hutchinson (Bingle Bears), Danielle Roothooft ( Pussman & Co.), Lainy Musgrove (Heirloom Bears), Lori Jarret (Loria Designs)Stacy Haines (Bare Bottom Bears), Yana Lengina and one of our local artist, Rita Yu (YuYu Bear).
The last but not the least, is my dear bear collector and also writer, Felicia Hymer, she suggested an ideal place to travel: Bearizonia.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

more panda news

The 19 th Teddy Bear with friends Convention is over, i read some photos from other artist sharing at facebook.
And there was one more important event there, the donation bears for the charity sale to support the disaster relief in Japan as described in the previous blog.
Here is a photo extracted from the official link showing the Teddy Bear Charity Sale:

For more details, please read this link
Finally, i would like to say thank you for the people who adopted pinky panda.

Monday, 18 July 2011

panda, red panda

Haven't go to the Ocean Park for a few years, we miss our old friend, visited them on last Saturday, they are the ambassador of the Panda: An An - male, 19 yrs old, Jia Jia - female, 27 yrs old. I can't imagine they are at the adult age. There are also 2 panda, Ying Ying - female, and Le Le - male, both 6 yrs old who came to Hong Kong since 2007 for the celebration of the Hong Kong return to Chinese sovereignty. They were born in the China Conservation and Research Center in Wolong in Sichuan province.

During the visit, we are always remind that to keep our voice down not only educate children the awareness on their living , for an adult, we have to learn their survival problem they are facing and help to prevent the extinction.
There are several means and ways to show our support from the park facilities.

Sure, i also want to enclose the close neighbors of panda, ...the red panda, they got lovely fur, beautiful patching of colors, and i must show my gratitude to the park as they set the stage for tourist of taking good pictures for them.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

a donation bear for the POB in Japan

We live in Hong Kong, quite close to Japan, after hearing the natural disaster occurred in our neighboring country in March, everyone here care about the people in Japan, there are lots of things we can do, someone pray , someone donate, someone share their professional practice and we all wish to give a helping hand.
Based on a Japanese artist post, in May, there is a bear group called the Petit Ours Brun ( POB) which is a charity group, they accept donations to support disaster relief efforts in Japan. They receive the donated bears and will sell at the Teddy Bear and friends convention in Tokyo on the 9th and 10th July. Yes, as a bear maker who got the sewing hand, i wish i can help in this way.
Here is my pinky panda carrying a glass bottle, she preserved this beautiful handmade silk flower and wrote down her message: Life with Hope.
I wish people in Japan like her and give her a new home and to my thoughts, i hope their restoration and reconstruction process runs smoothly.
People who live in Japan are co-operative and sensible even under shortage, and i am so proud of YOU.