Each year the critters, Martin and I look forward with great anticipation to the Woodend Teddy Bear Show enjoying the lovely opportunity of meeting fellow arctophiles and catching up with friends. The show is held in the lovely town of Woodend in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria on the last Sunday of October.
In preparation for the trip, I took photos of new critters. Here are four recent additions to the hug:
|From the left: Duggie, Kenneth, Lah-Fing, Fur-Elise|
and four more who wanted me to show them off!
|From the left: Digger, Babette, Joh-Moh, Duffy|
|When do we leave, Mum?|
|Look, Ma - no hands|
The 700 kilometre drive to Woodend is most enjoyable. We travel through rural South Australia and Victoria, and there's plenty to see. However, we had a late start this year and travelled through the night, so we didn't see much of the countryside. However, Martin is always fun to travel with, and at one point, whilst having coffee and lamingtons we drove, Martin showed me his own special way of eating lamingtons!
On Saturday afternoon we set up our display, the critters cooperating well with our desire to show them to their best advantage.
This being her first show, Fur-Elise seemed to need a little reassurance.
The evening saw us heading off to the traditional pre-show dinner get-together and catch-up with fellow bear artists at a local restaurant. The excellence of our friend Claire's dessert and a shark sculpture were images Martin and couldn't resist capturing for posterity!
Many talented bear artists were at the show. Below are just a few:
|Lena Burghart: KP Bears - with Pat Morris's bears on right|
|Karen Alderson: Karen's Bears|
|Sue Bartlett: Adorable Bears|
|Merilyn Pursell: Bearwildered Bears|
|Gunnies Collectibles (Robyn Gan)|
|Benson Bears (Linda Benson)|
|Scruff and Sandi|
If you would like to know about any of my critters, you will find their details on my For Adoption page, and I'd be pleased to provide any additional information if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org