… if you live in Juneau, Alaska, sunny days are not conducive to sitting indoors and working on teddy bears. Sorry bears.
Juneau is located in the Southeast Panhandle of Alaska in what is described as a rainforest. Not the kind of rainforest you might think of in terms of warm and tropical. This is the kind of rain that looks like 44 degrees and raining… really raining.
My favorite place to be on those rainy days is right here in the teddy bear room, creating to my heart’s content.
But when it sunshines here in beautiful Alaska ….. it is next to impossible to stay indoors. You might even say we are somewhat frantic to “get outside” if you have lived in Juneau for any length of time.
For the past two days it has been sunny and warm. I have planted my vegetable garden, gone for a motorcycle ride with my hubby and poked around in my greenhouse. I am saturated with sun and loving every minute of it.
But you know, even though the sun is gorgeous and wonderful and I need to be in it…. the teddy bear room beckons me even now as evening approaches… I feel that urge inside of me that isn’t satisfied doing anything but creating bears.
I have five projects that are sitting here patiently at my work desk.
Two little bears… one needs a little extra airbrushing, the other a face and a name.
A new little panda to be created from mohair I dyed this weekend… (I did stay inside long enough to do that).
An Alaskan Grizzly type bear to be made from this gorgeous tipped mohair… that I boiled up to make it look a bit distressed.
And another what I hope to be an Alaskan Brown Bear from some white mohair that I dyed a chocolate brown.
I hope to have some finished bears to show you here in the next few days…. but it might have to start raining first.
Hugs to all of you! Vicki and the “potential” bears