Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bag of Bears

Two of my favorite things to sculpt are Santa figures and bears. I usually manage to include at least one bear with each of my Santas, in less of course he's a Nosse then there will be a mouse. This time when I started making Santa's bag of toys and trying to decide what toys to include I came to the conclusion that this was a bear run, or a Beary Christmas.

I sculpted this Santa in his newest incarnation. When I made the one in the last post he was one of three that I started at nearly the same time. There is one more of this type that I'm presently working on that's nearly completed, and perhaps the one I started the other day will be another since I rather like this latest look and hope you do too.

My son thought that I was making two that looked alike and he said, "I thought each of your Santas was going to be one of a kind." Well, they are. I never plan to make a duplicate of any of my pieces. There are no molds used for these and even though some may appear to be related, they will always be one of a kind. To show you what I mean about resembling one another here is the latest Santa with the one I showed you on my last post.

The one on the left is from before and the one on the right is the newest one. Brothers or cousins? Maybe.

This is the second figure that I've had wearing a belt, and I have to admit I really like the look. Also, this new look for Santa has fur only around the hat.

This is of course the bag of bears. All five bears are different from one another including the color of their fur.

It's a bit hard to see from the photo that there are three colors of stripes on his coat. Once again I was going for a muted look.

I hope you enjoyed seeing another of the gang. I'll be back in a few days with another one of the guys so feel free to join us.

Thanks for stopping by.


Marlene said...

I love the beard on this one. The bag of bears is adorable, some little kids are going to be quite happy.

art2cee2 said...

I love your one of kind Santas! Wonderful.

Mina said...

Absolutely one of a kind, each uniquely beautiful. This bag of bears is so adorable! You have such a wonderful gift for these creations. Thank you for sharing.

ger chouinard said...

The the new member of your gang and the 'bag of bears' is so precious. Maddyrose, do you have an Etsy store ... where to you sell your sweet Santa men?

The Bear's Blog said...


What an enchanting Blog. We LOVE Christmas and collect Santas so this is "our kind of place". (o:


Leny said...


I love the Santa with the bag of bears!!

i love Christmas,I love bears,perfect!!


Katy Cameron said...

Aww, just love the bag of bears, and The Clan heartily approves of anyone that includes a bear in all their work :oD



Diny said...

I like your santa's very much!
They are really special. I would like a few in my home with Christmas.....
Greetings, Diny

Astridbears said...

wonderful the two santas, sooo lovely with the teddys!!!!
have a wonderful day

The Bear's Blog said...

Oops, I forgot....

I was so enchanted with visiting that I forgot to say that I LOVE the chandelier with the birds. That is so lovely.


pinkglitterfae said...

they are darling! I think the bag of wee teddies are too cute!
every one of your pieces is special, because it is done by hand, and I can tell, with lots of love.
thanks for showing us Santas in May
I never get tired of Christmas themes

Maggie said...

They are so cute! Love your new Santa and his bag of bears, Maddy. You should be selling these on Etsy or ebay, or some other venue. Love you, sis,

Heather said...

So adorable! I love the bag of bears....every child's dream...a bag full of stuffed animals - your santa's have such sweet faces! enjoy your friday!!! xo
ps i agree with maggie,
you should sell your Santas on Etsy!!!!!!

Heather said...

hi - now you have to do a mrs. claus! xoxo