Thursday, December 17, 2009

I've Been Working....Honest

It’s been over a month since I’ve written here on the blog. Holy cow, I used to be so good about this, writing at least every two weeks. Now I feel like I’ve lazed out here and I’m not too pleased with myself (sigh...).

However, I have been working.


I have some new bears to show you.

In addition to my regular bears like my newest creations Halo and the teddy for my niece...

"Bear for my Niece"

...I'm also working on a new design. Maybe that's why I'm lax to post here on the blog. Working on new stuff means for me a lot of starts and stops, dos and re-dos, studying and concentration.

I’ve been consumed by my fascination with “real” bears, like the Grizzly and brown bears in Alaska. Consequently, I’m working up a pattern and have finished my first prototype, which I have called Brown Bear.

We have a taxidermy stuffed huge brown bear in our mall here in Juneau. I never really look at it because I am really not into stuffed “real” creatures. However, I have been studying it closely, because that bear will help me design my new patterns and make my very own realistic (not real) brown/grizzly bear.

This is my first attempt at "trapunto paws" and using polymer clay for the nose (my hat goes off to all those polymer clay artists..... it's hard to get that thing to stay how I want it). I will keep practicing, though, because I know that's how I get the results I want (eventually).

Thank you for dropping by. If I don't get back here before Christmas, I wish you a most peaceful Holiday.

Hugs from Vicki and the Grizzly Bears


  1. Your new design looks GREAT!!! I love the shape of him, very Alaskan Grizzly-like :)

  2. Thanks Heather! I appreciate the encouragement, for sure!

  3. Hello Vicki! I was wondering where you'd gone off to. Missed you..
    Your brown bear is sensational. Wow! And I just love your new minis. Oh heck, I love all your bears.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, dear friend!
    Love & Hugs, Laura

  4. Vicki! You are fabulous! Brown Bear is absolutely stunning, he talks to me in a very dark brown tender voice - oh be still my heart.

    May you, your loved ones and the bears have a blessed festive season.

    From me and the Southern Bears in the sunny south.

    Pat xx

  5. Hi Pat! How very nice to hear from my warm weather friend. Blessings to you also and warm brown bear hugs. Love from Vicki and the Griz Bears here in "cold" Alaska

  6. Happy Christmas Vicki and I hope Santa bought you something really nice. I think your new bears are delightful
    Beary Hugs
    Sue xxxx