I promised I would share photos of bears, so bears it shall be. I did not go around the entire showroom and take photos of each artist table this time. I took a few snapshots of various bears that I thought offered a glimpse into what you might see if you were there. This is by no means comprehensive because there was some fabulous work that I didn’t photograph. It all goes by so fast. I honestly don’t know how shoppers make up their minds!
I thought a good place to start would be with this little lady that could be found in the gallery on Friday evening. My mom would have loved this one I think.
This is Art Rogers table – full of unique and creative critters.
This bear was made by Judith Eppolito for the gallery and it won 3rd place in the 8” and under category! Terrific!
This fellow was on Sharon Barron’s table. Sharon came all the way from California for the show.
Elanor Andrews who came in from the UK for TBAI made this magical mouse .
This is Elanor’s gallery piece: First Day at Hogwarts. I wonder which house this little bear was sorted to with all his school things?
This is Carolyn Jacobsen’s gallery piece. It was wonderful to see Carolyn again. Such a lovely person and I would have loved to have taken this home with me. I loved these little bears. I love swings. What better combination could there be for me? Her husband made the swing sets. The details in them were amazing too.
Capt’n Rpn and Kristy Northman created this patriotic duo for the gallery.
This is Sue VanNattan’s table. Do bears take on the character of their creators? If so, Sue’s sweetness comes through in the faces of her bears.
Oops! Not a bear! How did this fellow slip into this post. And look at that guy peering at him from behind. There’s a story there I’m sure.
As long as I’m deviating from the topic, check out the wonderful face on this red panda. He (or she) resides at Ross Park Zoo where we had our picnic.
Oh, and this isn’t a bear either. I know. Surprise. Surprise. It’s a golden lion tamarin. When I went to TBAI the first time, these fellows had just arrived if I remember correctly.
That’s it! Another TBAI year up and gone. And no quiz with this post either. Now it’s time to get back with the program. Of course, I have to figure out what the program is first. What kind of diversions are you up to? Something interesting, I hope. Do tell.