Thursday, 7 May 2009
A Little Pause in the Sunlight .
Perhaps that should have read "A Little Paws in the Sunlight " ...
You see this is not a latest creation for sale ; in fact looking at the photo you might have already wondered if my standards were slipping ?? No , it's an enlightening little tale of a bear , and his bear maker .
I was rummaging about in one of my sea-grass baskets (useful , tidy , got all the essentials close to hand ) when I suddenly decided to throw away some of the clutter from inside ; a battered unused "useful" box containing my old mini pliers . When I took it out , underneath ; laying squished and utterly forgotten (as in I can't even remember making him ) was this little 2" bear . I picked him out thinking , as I've done many times when encountering way-old creations , "definitely for the bin ....after the eyes are salvaged .." But he looked at me . And I looked back .
Even though his proportions are off , his ears iffy , his nose a no-no, and he's generally all round beartistically challenged I found myself stroking down the dust from his fur and feeling that sudden rush of creatorly love which denies the imperfections - doesn't even care about them ! Somehow he's got bags of character and charm ; a little story to tell . Without him I could never have progressed in my efforts ; there may never have been a Miss Majesty GT nominee , or a BBA award . I realised right then that my little neglected bear was important and should take a tiny bow in the sun !
I have named him "Tiddy" and he sits and watches me work . I'm really attached to him even though his faults are .....ummmmm , disagreeable , critically speaking . I am grateful for his part in my development and I think he's earned his daylight filled retirement - I shall happily keep him in plain view .
As for Tiddy ; he thinks everything has worked out for the best . Just as he planned ! ;0)
Ta Ta from Tiddy !
and from me ,
T.T.F.N Ruth x