Finally!! 13 bears ready for airbrushing!! Whew. I thought I'd never get finished with this bunch. I see you counting them....and yes, there are only 12 pictured above. The thirteenth is the little mixed media/assemblage bear (pictured below) I'm working on, inspired by Lisa Kaus. What a diverse bunch of bears, huh? There are actually seven types of mohair represented here!!
I'm really having fun with the mm/a piece. I had to use a really long cotter pin for the neck joint. A whopping 3 inches!! I wanted the bears head to be able to move so it had to be long enough to go through the chunky wood frame and still be secured. I've used eye pins and wobble joints for the limbs so that they're movable too. A traditional jointed bear made in a not so traditional form!! Before I put this little girl together though, I still have to put a layer of beeswax over the cavas and secure her skirt and ribbon. It's all trial and error this piece, but I'm lovin' it!! I've already sketched a witch and angel design and now I'm on the hunt for a longer, chunky canvas. Whoodyhoo!!
First things first though. Airbrushing and then eyes. It's off to the studio for me....
Have a fabulous weekend!!
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta
P.S. Before I go, I want to add that Joe and Jermonne, Barn House, are having their first Barn Sale this weekend!! If you're in the Portland/Vancouver area tomorrow, it's not to be missed!!! You can count on me to be there bright and early. Okay, early.....perhaps not so bright. Ha! ;o)