First blog post…..anywhere……ever! Finally committed to a name for my bears, it feels right, it's a keeper.
I've spent the last year researching types of bears and and experimenting with lots of different materials and where to source them. Trying out a few bought patterns, and then designing and my own bears and patterns from scratch, trying to decide what my bears will be. Over the last few months I've been tweaking and altering my patterns as I work on my prototypes. I have a collection of my first eight practice bears, all slightly differently made, experimenting with varied materials and neck joint systems.
Oh, and the exciting bit…..I now have lights! Over the next few days I'll hopeful get some decently lit photos of the motley crew, all Berts, can't wait to get some images on my website and Facebook page :)
One of a kind artist made bears, by me, Natalie Bell. I'm drawn to create these cuddly creatures, always amazed by the different personalities that appear, it's almost magical.