Thursday, 7 May 2009

Inspirations from the garden

Thanks for all your well wishes for the Hatch Studio and Gallery Opening that my Bumpkin Bears Prints & Cards were part of, it was a great success, you can see all the photos on Bethany's Blog. It's thrilling to be part of this along with so many other talented creative souls. I've been very busy lately working on a commission bear in a gorgeous lilac tipped faux fur as well as starting on a new Bear in a really special stripey faux fur too! As if this was not enough I got inspired by the flowers in my garden and have been hand dying some wool felt for paw pads as well as some mohair (as I type this it is sitting there getting a lovely colour) for a wee mini bear. I am hoping it will be a gorgeous heather plummy colour! I just love hand dying, so exciting to see how it will come out. Last weekend we discovered a new landscaped park that is being brought back to life near Brussels, it was really stunning, with some incredible historical buildings. I hope you enjoy the photos. Pop back soon for lots of bear photos! Hugs, Catherine x




11 comments:

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

wooooowwww!!! A castle! A castle! A real, real castle!!!!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh-it's beautiful! I feel like Lizzy and Mr. Darcy will come driving up in a carriage any minute! What an amazing place. I am so excited about your upcoming bears-the wee plum one really has my interest peeked:)

Blessings,

Kim

Tracy said...

OMG--home sweet home! :o) Don't I wish...LOL! Gorgeous...this post and photos really set my mind to daydreaming...Thanks for sharing, Catherine. Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead, and can't wait to see the new lilac bear! ((HUGS))

TattingChic said...

Wow! How pretty! Love the photos! They bring up such inspiring and romantic images, don't they?

Suzanne said...

Wow, Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos! What a gorgeous park to discover! Congrats on your new artistic venture! Love your illustrations, they are so sweet.

wendy said...

Beautiful!

Hey ... it looks like we lost the house. ... but it's probably a blessing in disguise. We'll talk more about it later. I am fine and not feeling miserable. I'm feeling excited about the possibilities!

Happy Mother's Day! and hugs hugs hugs!

Willow said...

Catherine, I love your little bears! I'm looking forward to seeing the purple 'plummy' one. What kind of dye do you use?

I'm SURE I should live there!

cabin + cub said...

lovely photos! makes me want to travel back to belgium ;)

lapousmor said...

This is such a beautiful place!

hugs,
Sophie.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

That looks like a cool place for Bears to hang out and play hide-and-seek.

Sarah Medina, Jellybelly Bears said...

Hi sweetie! Its been too long since we emailed! I miss ya :( I haven't been to your blog in awhile and my goodness me, overload of gorgeous pictures! Now I have a blog we can keep in touch a lot better :) Big huggies XX