Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thank you Kelly!!

I'm so honoured to have been awarded a Work of Heart award from Kelly of Blondheart bears. Kelly states:
"The Works Of Heart award is for people who put their heart and soul into their work, their words and/or their kindness to others."
Thank you so much for awarding me this lovely award really means a lot :o)

I can now forward this award to 2 other people but before I do that I'm going to bounce it right back to Kelly (which I think is probably cheating as it means I'm now sending it to three people!!) as she really deserves it for all the work she puts in to promoting bear artistry and for being such a lovely friendly person. Kelly has also done a lot to promote team spirit not only within the bear artist world but in the crafting world generally........she's such a star :o) So first award goes out to you - Blondheart

Now.........who to award the other 2 to........this is going to be difficult as there's so many wonderful people out there who are so worthy of this lovely award!!!

I would like to award this to Catherine of Bumpkin Bears. Catherine makes such adorable bears with the cutest expressions and has also recently started doing the cutest bear artwork. She is such a friendly person which I feel shows in her lovely bears.

I'd like to give my final award to Kay from KatieCountryBears. Kay is one of the sweetest, kindest people I know. She has a heart of pure gold and always says the nicest things. Her bears are really sweet and have such personality. She's wonderful :o)

Enjoy your awards ladies :o)


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another good reason to join ArtFire

Hi all,

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas :o)

I would also like to wish you all a very happy new year.......I hope you have a very happy and healthy 2009!!!

I just thought I'd mention another good reason to join ArtFire. By taking out a membership you will be 'doing your bit' to help the environment.

One of my MANY new year's resolutions this year is to become more 'green'.......and this is one more way for me to do this :o)

There's only around 3,000 $7 (roughly around £4) places left so now would be a good time to join in if you're thinking about it. I believe the price is going to rise to around $20-$25 once all the $7 slots are taken!!

Why not pop along and see for yourself by visiting the site, just click on the link below :o)

Well.........2009!!! I've got quite a bit to look forward to this year! It's my last year of studying at uni and I have to admit, as much as I enjoy being a student (definitely should have done this YEARS ago!!), it will be nice to have more time to myself again. I find it quite difficult at the moment fitting everything into my life.......between being a single parent (and all that entails), studying, working part time and making bears! There's just not enough hours in the day.

I've also got 2 bear shows this year which I'm REALLY excited about :o) Apart from getting the chance to meet other fantastic bear artists (many of who's work I've admired for quite some time), it'll be so nice to meet some of my collectors :o) Although, I dare say nearer the time I'll be really nervous as these will be my first 'proper' bear shows!

I'll also be hitting the big 40 this year!!!! WOW, where does the time go.....scary!!!

Speak to you all again soon :o)