Sunday, May 31, 2009

Black and White Ball

It may be May 31 in the U.S. but it's already tomorrow in Australia. The Black and White Ball will begin today:

West Coast begins at 3 pm
Central begins at 5 pm
East Coast begins at 6 pm
If you need to find the time for your part of the world, just click here. Hope you'll be there.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Black and White Ball

The Black and White Ball is just around the corner. If you'd like to sneak a peek at the bears and critters that will be available during the Ball, just click on the link. Sandi tells us she is overwhelmed by the creativity of all entrants. While you're there, take a look at the other photo albums.

Sandi is putting the finishing touch on the Venue. She is amazingly organized and so on top of everything. Here's just a bit about what she has planned for the week:

June 1 - Introduction and unveiling of TACDA entrants

June 2 - Dressed Bears arrive

June 3 - Vintage Bears arrive

June 4 - Nominees are officially announced

Minis arrive

June 5 - All Critters arrive

June 6 - Remaining Bears arrive

June 7 - Finale and Award Presentation

I hope you'll be there.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sneak Peek for Black and White Ball

Sandi has been hard at work on the upcoming Black and White Ball. More than 100 artist bears will be shown during the show. Here's a wee peek at my bears.

The show runs from June 1 through June 7. Sandi has something a little different planned for each day.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I'm excited to share...

I am the Featured Artist for the month of May at Teddy Bears and Critters Australasia. If you are so inclined and have a few minutes, I hope you'll stop by and take a look.

I want to thank Sandi Smith, of Bearly Sane and administrator of Teddy Bears and Critters Australasia, for the opportunity to be profiled on her site. Sandi has been a long-distance mentor for me, offering support and encouragement throughout the year or so that I've known her. Most especially, she's believed in my work. Thanks, Sandi.

Black and White Ball

If you're wondering why I haven't posted for a while, the answer is getting ready for the Black and White Ball which begins June 1. Visit the link to find out more about the Ball and see the participating artists.

I was able to get my bears completed, photographed and to Sandi just under the wire. We have had a series of colds and sore throats here. Allyn had pneumonia and has only been up to speed for about a month. All those colds and doctor visits cut into my work time, not to mention that I just didn't want to do anything but sleep when it was my turn.

Ball has some interesting new ideas, so I hope you'll take a look and mark your calendar with the date.