TBAAF - Purchase Directly From International Bear and Doll Artists


Bear Hugs

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TBAAF - Purchase Directly From International Bear and Doll Artists

About Me

I live and work on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. I have been a keen artist and craft practitioner for more years than I care to remember publicly. On becoming a grandmother I developed a strange reawakening of my fascination for teddy bears (I'm sure I'm not the only one). Is this my third childhood? I hope so. :D

As a long time textile artist, I adore anything tactile and have discovered that working with teddy bears fulfills many of my emotional and creative desires:  I am passionate about creating; I thoroughly enjoy fashion: and I love the use of emblishments. My favorite type of project is dressing teddy bears of all shapes and sizes to define their character.  I particularly like rescuing pre-loved bears, giving them a make-over and a new lease on life. 

Creating art and craft works from my home studio is something I would not trade-in for all the tea in China. Periodically, I have worked with community groups and run a studio for artists living with disability.  These types of experiences always recharge my creative drive and for me, the process is always equally as important as the end product. Find out more about my community arts work.

The fact that I wish to keep every artwork I create tells me that I am more than satified with what I produce.  As many teddy bear artists allege, creating a bear is like producing a child, so it's not surprising that you just don't want to let them go.

Buy my bears if you can promise they'll be going to a good home!


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Reply teddy-bear-artist
9:13 AM on June 22, 2016 
Welcome Carolyn