I entered the British Bear Artist Awards this year with a bear and a hare: no sloths as I'm accustomed to as I've never had much luck with them... I've been really, REALLY hoping for some good news, and now I can reveal...
Bombadier, entered in the Medium sized category, Modern style, has won first place!
The judges said the following about The Bomb:
- "Great comical appearance"
- "Made me giggle when I saw the original photographs"
- "Bursting with personality"
- "Right up to date"
- "It's tough for everyone out there and this bear truly stands out because of the way he makes me feel".
On top of that (as if I need any more happy!) Jack the Hare came second :D My sloths weren't even nominated, so for me this is a BIG deal. The highest I've placed before is Third, so I am dead chuffed!
I am trying to decide if I should sell or keep my lovely winners now.. I'm training to be a teacher right now, and so I have hardly any time to do anything other than lesson plan and write daft essays. My lessons today went brilliantly too, so as far as I'm concerned, this Thursday has been AMAZING. Anyhoo, I've been staring at the same half finished bear head on my desk for well over a month now, so I will be unlikely to finish him in time for Christmas... but usually I keep my winners. What do you guys think?
Chloe and the Lugly's xx