Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers

Vintage Mink Bears by Kathy Myers
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Introducing Kewpie Bear series

Introducing "Kewpie Bear":

The original Kewpies were born in the imagination of artist Rose O’Neill in the early 1900s. They came to her in a dream. Rose called the tiny fairies Kewpies because it was short for Cupid. She reasoned that “cupid gets you into trouble and the Kewpies get you out”. The purpose of these tiny elves is to do good deeds in a funny way.

I’ve given my Kewpie Bear some of the same features as Rose’s Kewpies: a plump protruding tummy, big eyes, no neck, a big head, very round features, and if you look on top of it’s head you will find a top-notch (wisps of hair that stand straight up).

More photos and details on my Adoption Website

Update post

New teddy almost ready to post for adoption:

I'm still working on the photos of my new teddy but I will be posting it for adoption tonight or tomorrow morning (Pacific Time). I did this little sketch of the teddy to put on it's box. It is a "Kewpie Bear". I was inspired to create this new teddy design because of these kewpie charms. Each Kewpie Bear will be wearing one of these little charms:

 Please follow this link to my Adoption Website to watch for my Kewpie Bear post.

New props ... new inspiration:

I've purchased a small collection of miniature shoes... possibly the inspiration for a fashion teddy that loves shoes?????