Monday, August 15, 2011

Easy on the Wallet

A little background on the following photos . . .

Over the last couple of years of blogging here, I have attended a number of teddy bear shows. Here and there and here and there. Usually, I try to post a photo of the showroom if I can get a good one. It gives you an overall idea of entire space. Then I go from table to table and try to capture a cross section of them on my camera. Entire tables full of teddy bear artistry!

I have decided that the photo I took last year of the TBAI showroom looked so similar to this year’s showroom I wondered if you might think I was re-using my old pictures! If you want to see it again, you can click here.

What I did instead was to wander up and down each row and shoot whatever caught my eye. In a way, it was a bit like window shopping. Very easy on the wallet. Plus there are literally hundreds of teddy bears and well, I don’t have the stamina to show them all to you - which makes a really good argument for attending a teddy bear show yourself – if you can, if you are inclined, and if meeting crazy people like me there would not deter you.

On with the photos!


Cheryl Hutchinson – Bingle Bears


Susan Smith – Kesseys Bears


Foreground: Sharon Barron.  Background: JoAnne O’Hanlon


The one above and the one below show the work of Katherine Hallam of Katie Rae Bears.


This grinning giraffe the work of Lin Chamberlain.


A sea fairy by Penny French – back mountain bears.


Sue VanNattan made the candy colored bear below as part of a set called “Candy” for the TBAI gallery.


I had to insert this photo of two of the loveliest pirates of the previous evening. Lo and behold, I found out that the one on the left is my blogging friend and fellow artist Michele Seraphim.  It was kind of a challenge to figure out who was who with all the costumes!


Her mother, who is on the right, came along with her to the show. What delights! It was a pleasure finally getting to meet her. Here is an example of her work.


At lastly, a snapshot of my table.  I hope to post a few of the still available bears on my website in the next few days.


In light of the fact that TBAI 2011 is over now, I can post photos of the evolution and conclusion of my piece for the gallery. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do in my next post. See you then.


  1. Looks fabulous!! Thanks for the pics!!!

  2. Thank you so much for the photo's. I always drool over Teddy bear shows.

  3. Wonderful photos Ginger. and so fun to see. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi ginger, looks like is was an amazing show once again, I do hope you sold lots of little ones to new homes!
    Lots of love
    Elanor xxx

  5. wow..thanks Ginger for posting those pictures...the bears were all i wish we could have a bear exhibit such as that in the Philippines...but for now, I'll just wait for your post for me to be updated..thanks a bunch.

  6. I can't wait to see the evolution... from larva to bearfly... wait... no, that's not right...

  7. beautiful photos Ginger!. Thanks for sharing. the bear candy look so cute, and the bearfly too!.

  8. Hay... that's me and my Mum.... hahahaaha. I didn't even know you took that photo. Hahahaha And my handsome little Calvin bear. It was so wonderful to meet you and your J also and I truly hope we will see each other again there next year and until then... keep knowing each other through the wonderful land of blog!


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