A Silly Bear...in print...in the winter issue of Art Doll Quarterly!!!!! What a true delight to see Miss Teapot in all her altered art glory gracing part of a page and the table of contents spot. I'm absolutely tickled pink!!
It was Lisa Kaus who actually sent me a note telling me of the call for submissions. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lisa!!
As well as getting me to really think outside the box, Miss Teapot was a lesson in patience. Normally when I design a bear it goes from paper to mohair to bear in a lovely rhythm. I could almost put bears together in my sleep. Not so much with Miss Teapot. Assemblage of mohair to porcelain to wire required waiting for industrial strength glue to dry 24 hours at each stage. It was that lurching forward and stopping again thing. I was not about to rush this stage though and have my lovely Miss Teapot fall apart at the slightest twirl of her frothy lace covered skirt!! Egad!
It was all worth it in the end! I'm very pleased with the way Miss Teapot turned out. I see more altered art bears in my future.....many designs are already drawn up! Now, if I could just find more hours in each day to create all my drawings!!! A wand....I need a magic wand. (sigh)
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta
P.S. Thank you to Art Doll Quarterly, Michelle Flores and Stampington & Company Magazines for the opportunity to feel all sparkly. :o)