tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-86134578292688653002017-07-29T02:44:36.679-07:00Bear BeautifulHelen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-3597291630111775442015-12-06T01:32:00.001-08:002015-12-06T01:45:10.481-08:00Issue 3 Available now!<div style="text-align: center;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" />Better late than never,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">At last Issue 3 of Bear Beautiful.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Showcasing only the best our industry has to offer.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">A range of the most creative bears and talented Artists.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Order your copy today<br />Available instantly in digital or<br />order a printed copy and receive the digital copy for free.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O5VK0ffXTR4/VmQDde4ivtI/AAAAAAAAEqQ/djGN4LFkCtU/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2BIssue%2B3%2BCover.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O5VK0ffXTR4/VmQDde4ivtI/AAAAAAAAEqQ/djGN4LFkCtU/s320/Bear%2BBeautiful%2BIssue%2B3%2BCover.jpg" width="257" /></a></div><b><br /></b><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><b><br /></b><b><span style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1015676?__r=262446" target="_blank"><i>Purchase Issue 3&nbsp;Now&nbsp;</i></a></span></b></div>Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-54025506888795563202015-03-28T03:20:00.002-07:002015-03-28T03:20:31.301-07:00Mic Baren & Hasen by Jutta MichelsI am amazed at the little artworks created by Jutta Michels but not amazed at the recent 2 Toby awards picked up this year. Just check out these birds. Jutta also shares with us a range of animals in the friends issue (issue 2) including a cat, fox and the sweetest little seal.<br />available at <a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863770?__r=262446" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863770?__r=262446</a> <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-csOYh2dRUg4/VRaADJw3kHI/AAAAAAAAEjo/qoecSlj2jqA/s1600/BearBeautifulMicBAren%2B%26Hasen.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-csOYh2dRUg4/VRaADJw3kHI/AAAAAAAAEjo/qoecSlj2jqA/s1600/BearBeautifulMicBAren%2B%26Hasen.jpg" height="412" width="640" /></a></div>Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-39191086727700950092015-03-07T20:38:00.001-08:002015-03-07T20:38:25.805-08:00Issue 2 - Now available!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At last the wait is over!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2z9sSr_d62E/VPu8fK8iH1I/AAAAAAAAEho/ydCyPgsmkWs/s1600/paperbackfront_753x930(1).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2z9sSr_d62E/VPu8fK8iH1I/AAAAAAAAEho/ydCyPgsmkWs/s1600/paperbackfront_753x930(1).jpg" height="320" width="259" /></a></div><br /><br /><br />Add to your Bear Beautiful Collection, Issue 2 is now available and includes some of the most spectacular pieces, the workmanship is amazing, and showcases high quality tailored clothing, Felted animals and every animal from birds to unicorns.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863770?__r=262446" target="_blank">Order your copy today</a></span><br /><br /><br /><br />Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-50031459658686562962015-01-04T20:56:00.000-08:002015-01-04T20:56:41.794-08:00Organise your creative lifeA new selection of books listed under&nbsp; <span style="font-size: large;">"Organise your creative life"</span><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Adoption Records</span><br />I create this book to keep track of my bears in one little book.<br />It's good to be able to flick back and see which other bears a collector might also have and refrence them when sending a card.&nbsp; This book allows to you record the details of the Bear, like name and material used and the Collector, like email and shipping address.<br />Book hold 100 records <br /><br /><div style="-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; background-color: #f6f6f6; border: 7px solid #F6F6F6; color: #383131; width: 615px;"><a class="test_navToIssue" href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863348?__r=262446"> <img alt="Adoption File" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/storage1.magcloud.com/image/9927941c934f5943957553dfc8b02bb7.jpg" style="border: 0; float: left; margin-right: 15px; width: 150px;" /> </a> <br /><div style="float: left; width: 435px;"><div style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Sans-Serif; margin: 4px 0 0 0;"><span style="color: #383131; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px;">Organise your creative life:</span> <a class="test_navToIssue" href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863348?__r=262446" style="color: #0e467d; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">Adoption File</a> </div><div style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; margin: 9px 0 0 0;">Keep Records of your pieces sold to your collectors. 2 records per page with bears details and Collectors details Records 100 sales. </div><div style="margin: 0;"><a class="test_navToIssue" href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863348?__r=262446"> <img alt="Find out more on MagCloud" src="http://www.magcloud.com/resource/Image/medium_widget_foot" style="border: 0; margin: 19px 0 6px 0;" /> </a> </div></div><div style="clear: both;"></div></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><span style="font-size: large;">2015 Planner</span><br />A diary to plan your year.<br />A month to a 2 page spread. Plan each month, list bear shows, workshops and competitions.<br />A week to a page to organise the activities for the week. List orders and manage your social media and Blogging.<br /><br /><div style="-moz-border-radius: 4px; -webkit-border-radius: 4px; background-color: #f6f6f6; border: 7px solid #F6F6F6; color: #383131; width: 615px;"><a class="test_navToIssue" href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863358?__r=262446"> <img alt="2015 Planner" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/storage1.magcloud.com/image/34a9e366b932bd48808c21e08ada7b3a.jpg" style="border: 0; float: left; margin-right: 15px; width: 150px;" /> </a> <br /><div style="float: left; width: 435px;"><div style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Sans-Serif; margin: 4px 0 0 0;"><span style="color: #383131; font-size: 16px; line-height: 21px;">Organise your creative life:</span> <a class="test_navToIssue" href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863358?__r=262446" style="color: #0e467d; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none;">2015 Planner</a> </div><div style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; margin: 9px 0 0 0;"></div><div style="margin: 0;"><a class="test_navToIssue" href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/863358?__r=262446"> <img alt="Find out more on MagCloud" src="http://www.magcloud.com/resource/Image/medium_widget_foot" style="border: 0; margin: 19px 0 6px 0;" /> </a> </div></div><div style="clear: both;"></div></div>Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-89956235998920627202015-01-03T22:40:00.000-08:002015-01-03T22:40:02.602-08:00Shantock Bears By Elanor Andrews. Profile in Issue 1.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br />Meet the miniature bears and mice created by Award winning Artists,&nbsp; Elanor Andrews. Shantock Bears have always been a favorite of mine and I have a few of my very own to enjoy and love.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S_QgMwIpn6Y/VKjeVbX-DzI/AAAAAAAAEZY/lNA2qFiQFgQ/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BShantock%2BBears.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S_QgMwIpn6Y/VKjeVbX-DzI/AAAAAAAAEZY/lNA2qFiQFgQ/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BShantock%2BBears.jpg" height="207" width="320" /></a></div>&nbsp;This profile (Issue 1) is bright and colourful as are the sweet collections created by Elanor. <br /><br />Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-62141355044421033162014-12-12T04:54:00.003-08:002014-12-12T04:54:47.167-08:00Milly Me by Thea de Bruin<span class="userContent">10 pieces of advice from the very talented Thea de Bruin of Milly Me.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ajOFR_bRvs4/VIrlXGVpPrI/AAAAAAAAEWA/FFW930usK7s/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BMilly%2BMe.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ajOFR_bRvs4/VIrlXGVpPrI/AAAAAAAAEWA/FFW930usK7s/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BMilly%2BMe.jpg" height="207" width="320" /></a></div><br /><span class="userContent">If you still have not purchased your copy of Bear Beautiful issue 1, head over to the <span style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/833287?__r=262446" target="_blank">website&nbsp;</a> </span>and enjoy this article and see the beautiful pieces, including Toby nominated Sophies Toys. </span>Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-10780375814666885652014-11-23T03:23:00.000-08:002014-11-23T03:23:26.756-08:00Lined drawstring stuffing bagsThese beautiful easy to sew lined drawstring bags . Make a great weekend project<br />You can make one of these in less than an hour - even if your like me and not the worlds most experienced with such projects. Just follow along with the step by step photos and instructions.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cwvdrAWB1HI/VHHC3lzaLFI/AAAAAAAAEUE/TT9-pQl065E/s1600/BEar%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BStuffing%2Bbag%2Bproject.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cwvdrAWB1HI/VHHC3lzaLFI/AAAAAAAAEUE/TT9-pQl065E/s1600/BEar%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BStuffing%2Bbag%2Bproject.jpg" height="257" width="400" /></a></div><br />Swap that old plastic bag of stuffing for one of these beautiful bags. You won't wan to stop at one. Make some for your works in progress or even one for other crafts.<br />These Instructions are included in issue 1.<br />Happy Stitching!Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-57166436111150670962014-11-21T03:29:00.001-08:002014-11-21T03:31:17.520-08:00Bear Beautiful Review by Melanie Jayne<br /><div style="text-align: center;">Melanie Jayne of Bear Treasures&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">has a beautiful website and scrapbook.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Toady Melanie Jayne shared with her readers a&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.beartreasures.com/#!Bear-Beautiful-/cv8v/50C5F0CF-9BE4-4831-8496-B9E46D3C084E" target="_blank">Bear Beautiful Review</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Be sure to head over and read the wonderful comment. </div><div style="text-align: center;">And check out those <i>sweet faces </i>while your there!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CnQLluQ4IQU/VG8hIePVnoI/AAAAAAAAETM/hZOYjU8raog/s1600/Bear%2BTreasures.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CnQLluQ4IQU/VG8hIePVnoI/AAAAAAAAETM/hZOYjU8raog/s1600/Bear%2BTreasures.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.beartreasures.com/#!Bear-Beautiful-/cv8v/50C5F0CF-9BE4-4831-8496-B9E46D3C084E" target="_blank">www.beartreasures.com</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div>Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-61919397147579228242014-11-19T04:29:00.001-08:002014-11-19T04:29:10.143-08:00Chasing Perfection<div style="text-align: center;">I am sure everyone can relate to this article.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">It's amazing to read and think,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">"So I'm not the only one who feels this way?"</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VO53icleXPM/VGyL95ZyDRI/AAAAAAAAES8/EVFSJAPyxGo/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2BMagazine%2BSpread%2BChasing%2Bperfection%2B.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VO53icleXPM/VGyL95ZyDRI/AAAAAAAAES8/EVFSJAPyxGo/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2BMagazine%2BSpread%2BChasing%2Bperfection%2B.jpg" height="258" width="400" /></a> </div><div style="text-align: center;">This article is beautifully written by Tami Eveslage</div><div style="text-align: center;">and gets right to the heart of the matter. </div><div style="text-align: center;">Tami celebrated making bears for 20 years</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;by making Emmitt The Steampunk Time Traveler.</div><div style="text-align: center;">The article also includes many of the very best&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Award winning bear artists.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">This "Chasing Perfection" article is in <a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/833287?__r=262446" target="_blank">Issue 1. </a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div>Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-7536700378960881152014-11-14T05:33:00.002-08:002014-11-14T05:33:51.222-08:00Artist profile - Julianna Naydina<div style="text-align: center;">I just love this Artist Profile and you will too.</div><div style="text-align: center;">1 of 4 artist profiles in Issue 1. </div><div style="text-align: center;">You will feel like you know Julianna Naydina</div><div style="text-align: center;">as she shares from the heart her love for bear making. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VVnpXdt8KAU/VGYAu4A0SLI/AAAAAAAAESM/JlUqUH_8R4Y/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BJulianna.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VVnpXdt8KAU/VGYAu4A0SLI/AAAAAAAAESM/JlUqUH_8R4Y/s1600/Bear%2BBeautiful%2Bmagazine%2Bspread%2BJulianna.jpg" height="207" width="320" />&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">After a few short years of bear making&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Julianna has developed an amazing style.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Such a talent to create these beautiful bears.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Check out Julianna's article in Bear Beautiful Issue 1</div>Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8613457829268865300.post-72063070362701872442014-11-07T03:29:00.000-08:002014-11-07T03:29:01.073-08:00Launch day!The idea of creating a magazine has been with me for sometime now, as have the little voices in my head saying "Are you crazy? You can't do that!" It's funny how first I listen, first holding me back, then after awhile they start to become a challenge for me, having to prove them wrong. I have been dreaming of this magazine and what it might look like for so long. As as we all know sometimes the ideas in our heads are better than they are once a reality, yet another challenge for me.<br />So here I am, creating Bear Beautiful.<br /><br />I knew this would not be an easy project, but I just kept imagining how beautiful it could be, unable to let it go. Til eventually I listed all the reasons I couldn't create a magazine. Wrote them all down then one by one ticked them off, starting with a graphics design course to learn the art of publication printing. Now with the support of many wonderful artists we have created issue 1!<br /><br />My vision for a high quality, luxurious magazine created from the best quality paper, beautiful photography of the most amazing bear artistry and wonderful creative layouts is real! This magazine will bring a new level of sophistication to our industry. I hope every artist aspires to be on the pages of Bear Beautiful. Many artists I have spoken to, say they would love to see their work showcased in such a way.&nbsp; Bear Beautiful will showcase bear artists, where artist create, storage and organizational ideas, and of course projects. While I will include bear patterns, I will also include easy sewing projects that bear artists might find 10 minutes on the weekend where they need a break from bear making, and can create a treat for themselves or as a gift for their crafty friends.<br /><br />While this started off as a one time publication, I have found myself creating such a beautiful world within these pages that I want more. Collecting every beautiful issue. If you love Bear Beautiful and want more please email me, your comments, ideas, I would love to hear from you. Please send me an email at<span style="font-size: small;"> <span style="color: #e06666;"><b>helen@barecubdesigns.com</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #e06666;"><b>&nbsp;</b> </span></span><br />Please share this new magazine, pin it, like it, or post it on your blog. There is also a grab badge on the right for you to add to your site too. Share the love.<br /><br />For now, grab a cuppa and enjoy the pages of Bear Beautiful,&nbsp; Issue 1!<br /><br /><div style="width:615px;background:#F6F6F6;border:7px solid #F6F6F6;-moz-border-radius:4px;-webkit-border-radius:4px; color: #383131;font-family:'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Sans-Serif;""> <a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/833287?__r=262446" class="test_navToIssue"> <img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/storage2.magcloud.com/image/33c686af354f64409318f8603b3a2ef9.jpg" style="max-width:308px;margin-right:15px;float:left;border:0;" alt="Issue One Bear Beautiful" /> </a> <div style="width:275px;float:left;"> <div style="margin: 10px 0 0 0;"> <h3 style="margin:0;font-size:18px;line-height:21px;font-family:'Trebuchet MS', Trebuchet, Sans-Serif"> <a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/833287?__r=262446" style="color:#0E467D;text-decoration: none;font-weight:bold;" class="test_navToIssue"> Issue One Bear Beautiful </a> </h3> </div> <div style="margin:10px 0 0 0;font-size:11px;line-height:21px;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif"> <p style="margin:0"> By <a href='http://www.magcloud.com/user/barecubs' style="color:#0E467D;text-decoration: none;" class='test_navToUserHome'>Helen Gleeson</a> in <a href='http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/832574' style="color:#0E467D;text-decoration: none;" class='test_navToUserHome'>Bear Beautiful</a> </p> <p style="margin:0"> 92 pages, published 11/6/2014 </p> </div> <div style="margin:10px 0 0 0;font-size:13px;line-height:21px;"> Bear Beautiful is for sophisticated, bear makers, artists and collectors who are passionate about quality. Showcasing only the very best our industry has to offer. </div> <div style="margin:0;"> <a href="http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/833287?__r=262446" class="test_navToIssue"> <img src="http://www.magcloud.com/resource/Image/medium_widget_foot" alt="Find out more on MagCloud" border="0" style="margin:19px 0 6px 0;border:0;" /> </a> </div></div><div style="clear:both;"></div></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cwhaAVCvjDA/VCkX6C5NhSI/AAAAAAAAEQQ/wXVaVdPZB4A/s1600/sign%2Blarge%2Bstraight.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cwhaAVCvjDA/VCkX6C5NhSI/AAAAAAAAEQQ/wXVaVdPZB4A/s1600/sign%2Blarge%2Bstraight.png" height="48" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br /><br />Helen Gleesonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11074368821394947336noreply@blogger.com1