Friday, June 25, 2010

Progress Comes Backwards


A little sawdust and paint . . .

is where this project began. Unless I run into some unforeseen difficulties (like last time with the box I began and have yet to resolve a construction issue), this is the start of my piece for the Teddy Bear Artist Invitational Gallery.


Progress is measured & it comes backwards. I begin with an idea of how I want the end to look and then start revising. That’s the challenge, of course – not to do something that should have waited until you do something else first. So it’s this whole reverse stages thing – hence the backwards progress.


These photos aren’t terribly exciting or colorful because those things come in nearly at the end when all the bones of the project have been placed – things like hiding where something is attached or layering the paper.


And then there’s the computer work – it still amazes me how much I depend on the computer/printer for these pieces.

It’s sorted in my head and in parts and pieces on my desk. Now I’m off to make some real (backwards) progress that I’ll be happy to show you as it comes together.


  1. No se si el traductor no traduce bien o es que yo no soy muy lista jejejejeje
    Pero no se que vas ha hacer.......por lo tanto volvere para ver terminado tu proyecto.
    besitos ascension

  2. Hello again, Ginger:

    I can't wait to see how this project turns out! When it comes time, would you please let me know
    where I can see pics of the TBAI Gallery? Thanks a lot, and good luck with it.

    I thought you might also be interested in the Teddy Bears Picnic I posted for my part in the Mad Tea Party. Fancy developing a love for bears at my age...but I'm sure enjoying it!

    Take care,


  3. Hmm, looking forward to seeing the results of this

  4. Hi Ginger,

    I just love that picture of your "kids" in the car. Everytime I look at it I have to smile. I think these pictures are very interesting. They show the amount of work that goes into designing them. You are a truly gifted artist.


  5. is a lot of work, and i am waitng th nex step,is like see the movie making off.


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