Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Jester Bear, Smarty!

I am back from camp this weekend, I am glad to have complete this bear over the last few days.
Proudly presents a new Jester Bear named Smarty!

Smarty is created from the same pattern of the other Jester Bear named "Wonderwise" created last year. But, this time I have used a shorter pile length and different colour combinations. Both of them look different! This bear has a combination of 4 colours! Red, Green, Gold and Blue! Christmas is eyeing on us!

I hope you will like my new bear Smarty. He is available for adoption now on Bear Pile:

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Wayne

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Going away for 10 days National Service

Hi peeps, I am away for 10 days to serve the army! This might be a good time to put down some office work and unwind...

I am showing today some pictures of my WIP bear. This time it's a 4 colour bear consisting of Red, Green, Blue and Gold.

Brainstorming and selecting colour combinations

No name yet, and no ears!
To spend my time wisely in camp, I bought my cut out patterns to the army camp to sew during free time!

Getting my fingers cross to complete this little chap this week! See you soon! =)

Hugs, Wayne

Monday, November 12, 2012

Visiting Esther's Bear Booth

Last Saturday, I visit my bear friend, Esther Lee's bear booth at The Village, near Serangoon North.
The last time I met her was many months ago. It's fun meeting up with bear friend, chatting about the latest updates and techniques on bear making and techniques.

I bought along my latest panda, Day Dreamer and took a picture with Esther and her bears.

Esther is one of the pioneer bear artist in Singapore, I know that you wouldn't believe because she still looks so young! She is like my sister =)

One of my colleague helped me took this picture after my photography session with Day Dreamer. I am surprised that we have so many "Likes" on facebook. I am now motivated to create more beautiful bears to share on my blog with everyone. We would like to thank you for your lovely comments and coming back to read our blog.

We wish you a wonderful day.
Hugs, Wayne and Day Dreamer

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Happy Panda ~ Day Dreamer

"I would say this is probably the best Panda I've ever made" =)
Here's my latest Panda - Day Dreamer!
I dreamed of making another open mouth bear again, but was held me back everytime I tried to draw a new pattern - I was scared of failure.
Students asked me to teach open mouth designs but I knew that I am just not ready. My urge grew stronger and finally last month I drew a brand new Panda design with an open mouth.
I am ambitious, I gave it all I have learnt. His mouth is internally wired which enables him to open and close and most of all, the first attempt to create teeth and leather eyelids. 
I have never thought that this design would work at all, but what's in my mind is never to give up in any process of creating a bear. The earlier process of bear making always gave me the creator an illusion that it wouldn't turn out to "Look Good". I strongly believe that if you think postively, the bear will turn out to become something better than imagine - that's what I call MIRACLE.

If you are feeling happy while creating a bear, he/she turns out to be happy too!
Emotions can be infused into your creations too!

Making Panda, Day Dreamer really makes me really happy. I discovered unlimited possibilities. I even needle sculpted his gums and tongue! This is also my first time working with leather paw and foot pads. I have also learnt a new technique myself to create leather eyelids!
Day Dreamer is now available for adoption on Bear Pile:
I have more playful pictures of him there, so take a peek when you are free.
I hope you will like Day Dreamer. Have a wonderful weekend! =)
Hugs, Wayne

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Japan Artist's Teddy Bear Trip in Singapore

I went to visit 2 of my Japanese Bear friends today at the Chinatown Square Central - They are having a mini bear exhibition in the shopping mall.

Meeting them makes me very happy! I can't understand or speak Japanese but they could understand English, it was fun having a conversation LOL...

(L-R): Ninna Kanai, Emi-Etchu & me
  Shinsuke-san & me
Bears made my Emi-san

Emi-san and her bears
Bears made by Emi-san
Niina-san and her bears
And lastly, these are my loots! I purchase these Merrythought Mohair bears from Shinsuke-san!
These are prefect xmas gifts!
What a wonderful day having to meet overseas friends! I look forward to see them again soon =)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vote for your favourite bears on French Teddy Awards!

Hi everyone!!! How's your weekend?
I have submitted 3 of my creations to the French Teddy Awards competition
a month ago and the voting starts today!
Below are my entries:
Annabelle (Dressed Category)

Marshmallow (Pandas)

Jiro (Others)
You can now vote for your favourite bears/animals at French Teddy Awards website below:
Thank you for visitng us today, have a great Sunday!!!
Hugs, Wayne

Thursday, November 1, 2012

WIP Open Mouth Panda

Good morning everyone, I just want to share some pictures of my latest WIP open mouth panda.
I can't remember when is the last time I did an open mouth bear, I had a sudden urge that I should do it again and here he is!
He is not completed yet, just 80% done. He needs 2 ears, eye lids, claws and baby teeth. Making this bear makes me excited. This time I used leather for his paw and footpads, they are turning out well.
I am getting my fingers cross to complete him this week.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Wayne