Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Miss Velvetina is a Winner!!

After the final hands-on judging in the Australian Creative Design Awards I am proud and honoured to announce that Miss Velvetina Water Vole won the "Best Miniature Design and Workmanship Excellence" trophy!!
Here I am holding it, together with the gold "Nominee" award.My little water vole is making a new home for herself in Australia - and I am completely thrilled and delighted with this prestigious win! :0)

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Australian Creative Design Awards

Here is "Miss Velvetina Water Vole" my miniature entry in the Australian Creative Design awards (ACDAs) as organised by Bear Artists Online based in Australia. The 2011 theme was for an imagined Beatrix Potter character, and so I created a tubby little water vole - an endangered native species in the UK,but a rodent which would have been very familiar to Beatrix herself. I am very proud, and delighted, to say that Miss Velvetina was chosen as one of the ten nominees, and went through to hands-on judging. You can see all the wonderful entrants here and you can vote for one piece as "The People's Photographic Choice" until 4th June, 2011.

All of the competition entries will be available to adopt over at the online show, BAO from Wednesday 1st June to Sunday, 5th June - please follow the link here and on my sidebar, left.The final winners will be announced on Sunday, 5th too! (If you would like to view the 10 nominated pieces please click "here")

I hope you will enjoy visiting the show! :0)

Monday, 2 May 2011

Golden Teddies 2011

                                                   "Missy Belle"

I was absolutely thrilled to hear that I have received a nomination for "Missy Belle", in the Miniature Artist Bear Dressed Category of the very prestigious Golden Teddy Awards, as organised by Teddy Bear Review magazine, USA. She is a 3" Vintage Long Pile bear, dressed in a southern belle style with an organza, antique lace and silk ribbon dress. Voting details will be given shortly in the magazine and online.
With Many Thanks to Teddy Bear Review!

Friday, 11 February 2011

New, Exclusive bears for the Show!

The online show is now open all weekend. To visit the bears taking part please click HERE, and see my venue page.