Joined Mar 11 2010
Cowan, Tennessee, USA
My name is Victoria & I am a self taught artist of more then 15 years. I have won several awards and nominations for my "Bruin Beings" "Old Souls" & "Petite Bruin People." I create individually unique, OOAK bears from my tiny brown, wood, cabin, in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains, which I share with my much loved mother, 2 cats and beagle, Miss Molly. There has not been a time in my life when I was not engaged in teaching myself something new or creating something new to occupy my imagination and need for artistic endeavors. My bears are simply a result of that imagination. I dress my bears mostly in vintage garments with vintage & antique accessories. Sometimes I have to create their garments from scratch and sometimes I might just run across that perfect something new. My Bears range from my non-distressed furry "Bruin Beings" to my "Old Souls" & "Petite Bruin People" who are known for they style of being distressed, tattered & antiqued to nearly furless. I also make the most difficult, for me anyway "Leather Bruins" as seen in my profile picture. One is never fully created until I can see their much loved countenance come shining through. I use the finest quality materials in all my creations and I create them entirely myself from the first draft of a pattern to the trip to the departure depot when I send them off to their forever home. They are truely created with great care as I love them all myself.
I would be remiss If I did not send out a heartfelt thanks to the collectors who loved my earliest creations, as awkward as some of them were, had it not been for your generous encouragement, I could not have evolved into or become the artist I am today. God Bless You All.
Bear Hugs & Blessings