My Artist Profile is in the October 2011 issue of Teddy Bear Review Magazine.
To read these TBR pages: (1) click on the photo then (2) click on the photo again to enlarge it (3) at this point you can print it out full page.
This is where I work. It is just a little table by my front window. I have a few of my favorite little critters that sit and watch me while I work: a mink mouse that I created, a little fabric teddy (that I also created), and one of the many Kathy Davis dragons that live throughout my house. I turned a couple of wooden candle sticks into pin cushions. They hold not only pins but also a couple of butterflies that I made and even some sample eyes. You can also see a gecko (that I also sculpted) climbing up the front of my work table. In the background is one of the custom order polar bears that I am currently working on.
My Artist Profile in Teddy Bear Times
Let me make myself perfectly clear....
The response below was written to someone named Gracie who sent me
an email to tell me that because I worked with real fur that my work was
"sad and DISGUSTING" (a direct quote from her email)
"Well, Gracie, if you had bothered to read about my work (work that I have been
nationally and internationally recognized for over the past 24 years) ... you
would have found out that I have been a vegetarian for my entire adult life. You
would have found out that I have supported many animal rescue organizations,
such as the reintroduction of wolves into the wild. And I have supported various
dog rescue organizations for decades. I do NOT use NEW mink pelts!!! I only use
VINTAGE mink stoles that are typically from the 1940s through the 1960s. These
are furs that are sitting in the backs of closets because they used to belong to
Mom or Grandma. So apparently you think that it is better that these furs are
tossed into the trash to add to our over-filled landfills??? rather than have
me use my skills to turn these old mink stoles into beautiful heirloom teddy
bears and other animals that many times become loving mementos of Mom
or Grandma to be shared with children, grandchilden and even
great-grandchildren. I create these little works of mink "art" that already
have a family history and are destined to be loved and treasured for many
generations to come. I have always felt that the spirit of the creature that
was sacrificed for fashion is still in the pelt and that "spirit" remains with the
pelt as it becomes a teddy bear that is "adopted" into the loving homes of