Happy Friday y'all! That's what we say in Texas...y'all. Although I was not born here, I've been here 14 years. After that length of time, you adopt and appreciate certain words. I was born and raised in Californian and we would say "you guys" instead of "ya'll." It just makes sense, saves time and syllables to use "y'all." Plus I got a new pair of cowboy boots for my birthday, so I feel kind of Texan at times.
I am working on a couple commission bears right now. Yes, I do commissions! You can email me if you are interested. I didn't want to post the work in progress for fear of spoiling the surprise. But I am almost done and will get that photo up as soon as it's finished. I decided to at least show a photo of my older work from a few years ago. The style is completely different on the bears. I used a button joint on the little one, which is cute on that style of bear. But I like string jointing since it cuts down on the bulk when I dress my bears. They are sitting on a cake plate, which is another thing I collect. I love cake plates, pedestals and domes. I have been collecting them for several years now. Old and new, round and square. Love cake, love my plates!
One thing I want to do it get out my polymer clay and make some cute accessories for my bears. I spent about a year making characters which was a hoot. But now after looking at the gorgeous miniatures for dollhouses on various blogs (no, I haven't abandoned my WIP dollhouse), I am thinking I need to combine my love of bears, tiny-ness and polymer clay! One thing I need to research is a new varnish for sealing the clay. I don't care for my current one and if anybody has a suggestion I would love to know what you use.
Thank you to everyone who posts comments on my blog. I try to answer and follow-up on as many as I can. It's certainly not for lack of desire but rather my silly schedule. I wish I could take more photos of my work like a lot of you bloggers. Some of the blogs I see are incredibly gorgeous and I hope to be like you someday! Have a great weekend...I've got a lot of poking ahead of me!