It's a really cold, windy and rainy day here, perfect weather for bears (and bear makers!) to hibernate. I've got so many exciting new projects on the go, just can't wait to share so much with you, including the first ever Bumpkin Bears Calendar - right now the bears are deciding amongst themselves which month they want to appear on!! Whilst I'm waiting for their decision I've got lots to get on with, a darling new drawing, with bear and some new friends, that I'm having such fun with (can't wait to share it). Plus commission bears to finish and start. Last week I ordered some GORGEOUS Schulte kid mohairs, the top of the top in the mohair world for softness, these are going to be some cuddly bears! I'm trying to be patient until they appear from the UK, it will be like Christmas for me when the box arrives!
I have just been featured on Indiepublic along some other fabulous artists. You can even see a photo of Finnegan, one of the first bears I designed many moons ago! Click here to take a look.
Yesterday I received the sweetest photos from Peter, a very kind collector (and brilliant photographer) right here in Belgium, he is a very good Dad to two of my Bumpkin Bears, Lewis and Bailey. As you will see in these gorgeous photos they have just received a Peter Rabbit story book. As many know I am a huge fan of Beatrix Potter and I can just imagine all the stories of Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Benjamin Bunny and of course Peter Rabbit... those bears are going to sleep very well after their bedtime story. Mind you, I think they will not let poor Peter go to sleep until they have heard many many of them!!
Come back soon to see lots of new friends, calendars, gift tags.... such exciting times :) Hugs, Catherine x