Joined Mar 12 2014
53 years old
KUMASHICHIDO was born in August, 2006. I thought in December, 2005 that I would make a teddy bear. That is, KUMASHICHIDO was born in time for 8 months from the concept.
However, I also had no knowledge of needlework. But there was only a thought harder than others. I studied how to make a teddy bear for every day for eight months, how to make a paper pattern, etc. It all was self-education.
I published the study to the blog and had technical advice my teddy bear evaluated from Japanese teddy bear artists.
That I can have confidence now was the time eight months passed. I acquired the information on the event of the Hokkaido teddy bear show exactly. And I thought that I would participate.
But in order for me to participate in an event, examination of the teddy bear was required. It cannot participate, if it does not pass it. It was a big trial for me.
Probably an event promoter thinks that this was the first time that participating hope was received from the male. Maybe... the Japanese male of the event participant in of those days was only me. Although a Japanese male's teddy bear artists have increased in number just in now, I think that it was not conspicuous those days.
Fortunately, my teddy bear was able to pass examination and was able to participate in the event. I thought then "I was also able to become a teddy bear artist."
Although I became a teddy bear artist, having made a teddy bear was not easy. That is because the difficulty of continuing making an original teddy bear was touched.
I considered the design variously. It is a teddy bear which I make an ideal. However, even if the teddy bear was completed, the thing different from the teddy bear which I visualized was done. That is, the skill of making my teddy bear is insufficient. I keenly realized it. Such days continued for many days and many days.....
My work had a big change. It is in 2010.
It continued for a long time unexpectedly slump days. One day, I looked at it and considered my wife's teddy bear collection. While seeing the teddy bear of a wife's collection, any teddy bear artists must have had an unripe time. And many artists repeat experience and I came to think that I am making the great teddy bear. I was able to remember for the purpose of what it thought a teddy bear would be made. Then, I am beginning to understand the meaning of making a teddy bear truly anew.
After feeling the meaning which I continue making, the work has changed. It still evolves. And I wish to enjoy making a teddy bear obediently, without continuing to disobey I myself thought.