With our TEDDY TALK forum, Intercal hopes to provide a warm and friendly meeting place where teddy bear lovers of all backgrounds and interests -- whether bear artisan or collector, craftsperson or promoter -- from a worldwide audience can join together and share bearmaking tips & techniques; resource recommendations; newly created items for sale; and support for all things bear.
So let's get to TALKing!
Hello again. As you can see I found out how to upload my avatar.:lol: I am no computer wiz but I am getting it......;)
I have to say that I have recently found Intercal and am sooooo very impressed by how warm and personal the staff is.....this means you, Johnna:D. I look forward to yards and yards of wonderful mohair to bring my bears to life.
Thanks guys...I mean gals!!! I love talking teddies, and not just about how to do things....but just plain 'ole bear stuff...like...the one I started on NCTB about "do you look like your bears?" and "True confessions/stories from bear lovers". By the way Shelli, thanks for the story and post. I will take some photos of my buddy bear and my dad's Rattus. I would love to see your pink elephant too. Hope your panda doesn't chase after your lady bears after what he may have witnessed in your 'eh hem....sleeping quarters!!!LOL:o
SueAnn, do you look like your bears? I have been told I look like my bears and so has Shelli. I have seen others, as well, who look like their bears. This is not just limited to a particular feature, but the over all look and expression of your work.
Thanks Shelli for the compliment on "Bo"!:D
What a hoot! Yes, I've been told my bears look like me - or - I look like my bears (whatever)! My feeling is that after a bear maker starts designing his/her own patterns and develops a personal "look/style", the bears will certainly start revealing the individual artist's personality. I think an artist bear expresses the life experiences of the artist somehow in a "magical" way. Eeeekkk . . . I'm getting a bit esoteric here. Anyway, I do believe bears can and do look like their creators - just like dogs can resemble their owners sometimes! Judi, add some of your delightful bears to the "for sale" forum. I don't want to be the only one.
I can't even remember which magazine I was reading just tonight (can you believe I've been so busy that I have issues of TBR, TB&F, and TBCI that I've not yet devoured???), but I noticed that Paula has a wonderful big fluffy beigy-tan guy published this month!
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Lovely to meet you all.
Thank you too Shelli for the plug - very much appreciated!! ;)
Seems like this place is buzzing already and I'm delighted to see that Chris Pike here in good ol' Blighty, has been signed up as a help advisor. Good luck Chris!
Hi Paula. Welcome! I see you are from the UK. I am originally from The UK too. Spondon, Derbyshire. Now I am in Wisconsin.
Shelli, WHat is TBCI? Also, still having trouble with my avatar. It will not upload. For some reason it is tells me it is not jpg when I try to up load it to this site...when I know that it is. Sorry to be a pain . You did such a beautiful job on it too.
Judi... you're not a pain. Let me reformat and resend your way. It should be fine. Does it read .jpg as the extension? Who knows... maybe it's my mistake and I sent you the wrong file (I saved in several formats.) Will check on that and get back to you...
A huge, special welcome to all of you UK bear people!! So happy to have your input on this board! As a matter of fact, a huge and special welcome to all of the international posters . . . we in the USA value your knowledge and experience and hope your time here will be well spent. I know we'll all be learning from each other and what could be better?!! Thanks to all of you for stopping by.