Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

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Friday, October 19, 2012

On my work table .... and 2 thank you notes

What am I working on now?

My very first mink baby dragon!

I've been wanting to create a baby dragon in mink for years, so I decided that since I was going to design something new and special for the upcoming Who is Who in Bearmaking online show (Dec 8 and 9) ... why not a dragon!

When I pick up a block of clay to play with it usually turns into a dragon without much thought ... I think dragons are just living in my brain. (To see my sculpted dragons, see the link to my "Next stop Fantasyland" page). But I thought I'd create my first attempt at a mink baby dragon the same way ... with no preliminary sketches ... just start cutting, sewing. and stuffing. This is what I have so far: 

  As you can see I've given it hand-painted glass eyes and I'm playing with ultrasuede and leather and paint. It isn't nearly finished ... this is just what I've created so far. Since I had no preconceived ideas about what the dragon was going to look like, I am pleasantly surprised and delighted with the baby dragon ... so far.

To see the finished baby dragon ... and to adopt it if you like it ... you will need to attend the December Online Show, so be sure to mark your calendar. If you are on my General Mailing list I will be sending out Show Reminder emails.

Thank you, Randi 

Now I want to thank my very talented friend Randi Taylor for the wonderful gift that she sent me ... A Happy Love Bug:

Randi Taylor is one of the pioneer polymer clay artists. Randi has been a professional Polymer Clay Artist since 1976 !!! I have been nagging her to start a website of her work for years ... I'm still waiting for that to happen. But I did  help her set up a Blog:
... now I'm just waiting for her to post photos to it. She keeps promising me "soon, I'll do it soon". Until then I'll just keep nagging her.

Panda Mouse published

I love my Panda Mice so I am thrilled to see it on the pages of the current issue of Teddy Bear and Friends (December 2012). Panda Mouse is part of a Christmas article (page 31). Thanks to TB&F and author Stephanie Finnegan for always supporting my work.

this is not the photo that was published, this is another version.