I've been a bad blogger.
But I'm taken up with this particular gentleman ( or gentlebear) George.
I got the idea for George when I saw a old steiff bear I just loved and felt compelled to make my own version. He was quite different to my usual steiff style guys, much chunkier/ bulkier , broader and less
So 5 heads later (!- I admit 3 of those were just using up scraps stabs in the dark- but the following 2 were real reject heads) I felt we have had some progress. It's always difficult trying something really different and stepping out of your comfort zone, but you know me i was obsessed. And a while after George was born.
I was even more driven than usual ( ?) as I had not been that happy with my last two bears and was determined to break that .
And he is one chunky bear!! But hopefully a nice chunky. And his chunkiness does give him a bit of earthiness and is nice to hold.
George is a very late addition to my creative space....
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