Thursday, 23 September 2010

BBAA Nominations!!

I got the exciting news at the weekend that both my entries for this year's British Bear Artist Awards have been nominated to go through to final judging, at the British Bear Fair, December 12th in Brighton.
Here are my pieces:-

"Georgiana"; a seated 3" bear - Cat 1, Single Miniature Bear

"Tea is for Teddies"- Cat 10, Group of Miniature Bears (plus a dog!)

The competition will be fierce! It was only a few months ago, at the TBAE, Stratford, that I wondered aloud to Dawn (TBT editor) whether there would be any expansion of the miniaturist category to Dressed and Undressed; she felt it was unlikely as the number of entrants overall wouldn't necessarily make it viable, but this year sees double the number of nominees in category 1 (Single Miniature Bear) and two first prizes , two second and two third will be awarded. Next year the categories will be split. I think this is a terrifically healthy sign! It's great that more miniaturists are entering (probably there are loads of us lurking about!) and it will be a very good thing for more collectors to "get in to" miniature bears!

Congratulations to all the nominees; in all categories. I'm really looking forward to meeting up with lots of you on the day :0)

T.T.F.N  Ruth xx


Elanor Clare Andrews said...

Big congrats Ruth, both your piece's are fantastic, see you in December! :-) x

Kays Kids said...

Congratulations! They are just beautiful, I love the little group in the tea cup. Good luck for Dec.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news Ruth! BTW I borrowed your cup for my blog.

Ruth said...

Hi Ladies!
Thank you so much for your kind words :0)
See you soon Elanor!
I'll stop by your blog Sandy!

Big Hugs , Ruth x

bearlysane said...

Ruth these are darling pieces. They are both deserving of wins.
Congratulations again.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Donna Griffin said...

Well done, Miss Ruth! The tiny bears are just adorable. It's good to hear that the miniature fields will be opening up. They seem to be colapsing in other places. Big congratulations to the tiny wonders.
Lotsa hugs,

Ruth said...

Hi Sandi
Hi Donna *waves*
Thank you so much for all your encouragements :0) You are both such wonderful friends to have!

Loads of Hugs,
Ruth xx

Pauline said...

Congrats Ruth, well done, beautiful little bears.x


SweetCandyDreams said...

I visited your blog and i have to say - U R very talented person. I love your bears and other animals and I wish to make so beautiful ooaks in futer.