Friday, January 23, 2009

My First Blog Award


  • I received my 1st blog award today from Vicki of Baggaley Bears!She is so sweet and kind to pass it on to me.This award is for: The authors say that blogs who recieve this award are exeedingly charming.This blog invests a proximity in space,time and relationships.These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends,they are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandisement.Our hope is that when the awards of these ribbons are cut,even more friendships will be propagated.Please give your attention to these writers!Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who will choose 8 more,and include this cleverly written text into the body of this award.I am happy to pass this award to the following bloggers: Eat Cake Vintage KINGFISHERFARM QDpatooties Bearhaven Bears Gotta share this by Viviane Galli Bumpkin Bears Duffy Antiques WaggleBears All of these wonderful blogs can be found on my bear artists blogs links.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dolls and doodles










































































































Hi everyone!Here are some of the new dolls I have been working on and thought I would share some photos of their progress with you.Also,just for fun I thought I would let you have a peek at doodles,drawings of bears and kitties I have in my head that I draw before making the final pattern for a bear or friend.(some of them might look familuar as they are drawings of some of my actual bears&kitties!)I guess I am a compulsive doodler as I have tons of notebooks with my drawings lol!The little clay sculpture in the sculpey box has been in progress for a couple of weeks now,and as you can see I have a drawing of her to study as I sculpt her.The poor dolly with the white body is also in progress,holding another head that is currently in the making.Also shown in the photos are two painted cloth folk dolls with sweet little expressions.They are a one piece design and are completely handpainted,including their dresses.I have to admit I have a soft spot for this style of doll and have created many of them during my dollmaking years.I also have some pressed cloth faced dolls that I will be adding pics of in the near future,along with some new bears and friends very soon!Thanks so much for taking a peek at my updates~~~~Sharie~~~~~****please note,all drawings are not to be copied as they are my original designs and are copyrighted by me~~~thank you

Monday, January 19, 2009


Hi everyone!So sorry I haven't posted in such a long time,but I have been so busy with everyday life,wicked subzero temps and consumed making new designs for the new year.I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are off to a great new year.My resolution for the new year was to add some new items to my line of bears and friends such as paintings and prints,some neat little painted cloth folk art kitties and bears and something I really miss creating....dolls!As many of you may know before I made my bears,I was a dollmaker.My favorite dolls were the antique cloth dolls such as Izannah walker,Martha Chase,Kathy Kruse, and Alabama babies just to mention a few.At the time I was creating this style of dolls,around 1993 there really wasn't a interest of collectors for these types of dolls as there is at the present.I can remember sitting at craft shows where the customers asked if they were actual antiques and it was quite frustrating at times having to explain these styles of dolls as most people never heard of them before.I never let that stop me from designing new dolls such as the mask type face ,sculpted clay face and my favorite but a bit tricky,the complete doll head made entirely from pressed,molded cloth just like the true Izannah and chase dolls.I also love to sculpt the more realistic dolls from clay to make sweet faced toddler style children.I hadn't made or sculpted any dolls for about 3 years so I felt a little rusty at first but I have been working on a few styles the last couple of weeks and got the feel back!Stay posted because I will be taking some pictures of the new dolls and designs and will post them to share with you this week.Speaking of photos,as you can see I actually got my blog working again!I thought I would spruce it up a bit and even added a couple of widgets to subscribe or follow my blog if you would like to.It seems it was a cookie and sign in/ out problem to get the blog working again.Well it was so nice to be able to chat with you again and will post the new photos soon!Bye for now~~~~Sharie

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