Friday, 22 January 2010

Here's the Sneaky Preview !

I'm really pleased with this pretty montage which features snippets of the bears appearing in the online show "Be My Valentine" at TBACA on 13th February. I do hope that everyone will pop over to check out all the beautiful bear-candy on offer from the 37 artists involved . Like many of the others I have donated a bear to "Bobo's Booth" where the proceeds from each piece will be sent to the Free The Bears Fund ; who are doing such a wonderful job of saving the lives of Cambodian Sun Bears .

I'll be away this weekend , so my website revamp is going to take a bit longer yet . Spending time with family is my priority though .... we'll get back to it soon enough ! :0)

T.T.F.N  Ruth XX

Monday, 18 January 2010

Catching Up

I feel like I have some catching up to do - I've been spending time with my husband last week (the Christmas leave he had to cancel ) and I have a list of objectives to work through . I also noticed that Blogger has a few changes ... um oh .

My website is in the middle of a mega-makeover ; so I should finally arrive at a "look" which fits much better with my ideas for Flutter-By Bears. Ashley works patiently(ish) with his Mac laptop and Wacom tablet whilst I change my mind about just about every single thing.Twice ... at least ! We are getting there though ; hurrah!

The Teddy Bears and Critters Australasia (TBACA) online show for Feb 13th,"Be My Valentine" is fast approaching , so I'm hoping to show a lovely teasy type preview picture soon . In the meantime I thought this looked kind of intrigueing ... no explanations just a pic done with the "cut out" function ..

Well , before I can go and do some creative stuff I have to get the boring bits done (washing) so I'll be back soon .
Ta Ta For Now ,
Ruth XX

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Happy New Year !

Well , here we are in 2010 already ! I'm sure that the previous year was one of the "shortest" on record , LOL ! My diary is beginning to fill up with deadlines , and my time seems to be starting as it means to go on ; in short supply :0)

Last year I had some firm resolutions to stick to - all bear related . This year I think I need to keep up what I've started ; keep stretching myself , promoting myself , and most of all keep confident about what and why I'm creating . As I wave Good bye to the old year there's time to reflect on what I achieved ( gaining Golden Teddy and BBA nominations , and taking part in both 2009 Hugglets fairs was thrilling ) and what I might do next ( maybe try some different competitions ) One of the most pleasing aspects of last year was that I forged links not only with highly regarded teddy retailers , but also some truly wonderful collectors who I really , sincerely appreciate.

On a more epicurean note ; how about this Pavlova I spent New Year's Day demolishing with my family ? Apologies to my Antipodean friends for the unconventional form - it was a toasted hazelnut meringue , filled with greek yogurt and cream (whip with brown sugar and lime) piled with strawberries and blueberries and finished off with lip-lacerating shards of crunchy caramel . Mmmmmmmmmm - yummmmmm . Good job I hadn't made New Year's reso's about "eating healthily" heeeheeeeee !

I'll be back soon , TaTa for Now ,
Ruth XX