Friday, May 25, 2007

Today's featured artist is EastBenchBears

I'm feeling a bit down today. My most bestest (if that is even a word) friend was suppose to come visit this weekend but for completely understandable reasons she is unable sad!!! Thankfully, I have something to cheer me up and make me smile. Please look at these incredibly too cute:

How much do I want to just squeeze one of these bears right now!!! The owner of this shop is Anita and she makes her bears out of mohair (yummy). Each bear can take between 8-12 hours to complete....and as she has said "it is a labor of love!"

How would you describe your shop? My shop is a bear adoption agency! My bears are lovable, huggable, cuddly works of art, and I have been making them for two years now. I am loving every single minute of it!

Where does your inspiration come from? I am inspired by most everything, but especially my dreams, and my two poodles. In fact, some of my more recent bears are beginning to resemble my dogs a bit too much!

What is your favorite piece? and why? favorite piece so far is Pease. I am thrilled with how he turned out. It was a real challenge to try and create a bear that really looked like a baby, but I am quite pleased with the result!

What is the best advice you have received? The best advice I ever recieved is from another bear artist: you cannot please everyone, just try your best to please yourself! This directly relates to my bear art- I make what I enjoy making, and hope that my bears can bring a smile to other people's faces as well!

Thank you so much Anita for participating on my blog! Your shop is fabulous and I urge everybody to visit it at


knitsteel said...

I've seen her shop before. She really does make beautiful bears.

I promoted some of the shops I've purchased from in my own latest blog entry.

PamperingBeki said...

How incredibly cute!! Thanks for introducing us to her!

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