Monday, February 14, 2011

Jo Jo's Coming To Sydney!


Hi there, I've just finished this alpaca panda cub named Jo Jo. She's such a sweet little thing, I rushed out and took some photos because I was so excited about her! Jo Jo is about 12.5" tall and she has a needle felted muzzle, which has fur rooted into it to recreate fuzziness after the sculpting of the needle felt is finished. This takes a long time to do, and involves rooting the hair row by row with a felting needle to get the right effect (this is not something you should do while watching the telly). I have also given her a needle felted nose, which I have hardened and then painted, giving it a lifelike pinkish tone inside. I also waxed and buffed the nose to a lovely soft sheen. Jo Jo has eyes that can be posed open, closed or sleepy. I think she looks really sweet when asleep, but under her eyelids she has  lovely blue English glass, starburst eyes. Her paws and feet have top trapunto leather features which are sculpted and dry brush painted using artists oils. I have also added little leather claws. I managed to get alot of glass pellets into this bear, so she's nice and heavy when cuddled. Jo Jo will be coming with me to Sydney in a few weeks for the Sydney Teddy Bear Fair. I can't believe that I'm looking at dates in March thinking how close they are! Where does the time go?

13 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh i love this baby so much!! wonderful work!!
    congratulations Linda, you are the best!

    big beary hugs

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  2. She is terrific Linda ...I love her snoozyby look ! Beautiful work !

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  3. I love her sweet face Linda. She really looks so cuddly.

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  4. Jo Jo is absolutely WONDERFUL!! Simply a work of art!!! Fabulous!!

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  5. Linda, your bears are great! watch the news to your blog with great interest:)

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  6. oh Linda oh Jojo,
    can not make the day of the Sydney show, will you both at the Melbourne show?
    wish to say hello and hugs with your new friend ;)
    susana

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  7. Very cute Linda!! see you both in Sydney.
    Hugs Lyn

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  8. Thankyou all for your wonderful comments, I really am pleased with Jo Jo. She looks even getter in the fur, it's so hard to get a really good photo of her.

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  9. Linda..Jo Jo is wonderful and I look for to seeing you both in Sydney.
    Cheers Susan♥

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  10. Смотрю Ваши работы и не перестаю поражаться! До чего же они чудесны!!! Это просто сказка какая-то! Ничего подобного я еще не видела! Спасибо за такую прелесть!!!

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  11. Fabulous, I like her alot.good luck:)

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