Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Polar Bear

I have been working on this for Joe, he used to work on Tug Boats up in the Arctic Circle, all around Alaska & the Bering Sea.

Polar Bears are favorites of his, so I thought this would be a good gift for him.

I still need to bead around Mr Bear, who will then be framed & go on the wall. He is about 3.5" long & I used silver lined matt size 15s for him.

I am just getting over a nasty bout of sinusitis which really put me on my tush - 3 days in bed while on antibiotics! I still can't smell a darn thing & my ears are popping like a bag of popcorn going off LOL but I am breathing freely now & I didn't get any congestion on my chest which I consider a blessing.

13 comments:

Carol said...

O, I think that is the bug I am getting.

Love the polar bear. He is a great subject. Especially now, with all the talk of global warming and signs that the polar bears are in danger. Can't wait to see him finished.

GraceBeading said...

Hi Ellen,

Glad to hear you're feeling better, hope you get past the 'popcorn' stage soon! Your polar bear is a little wonder, all that detail in such a small space, lucky Joe!

Katie B said...

Ellen, the detail on your bear is wonderful !
I love it !!

Mr. Natural said...

Why, yes I am! No...seriously...I am a LUCKY polar bear to have a wife who would make such a treasure for me!

Belinda Saville said...

Wow Ellen, your polar bear is just gorgeous! The detail is superb, he has such character :) What a lovely present for your husband. Mr Bear will no doubt be treasured :)

I hope you feel better soon!

Vampi said...

That is so cool, Ellen! Makes me think I should try animal portraiture... I just love how that polar bear turned out :)

Kath said...

Such a clever lady, Mr Bear looks almost 3-dimensional. So sorry to hear you have been poorly, sinusitus is horrible. Hope you are soon on the mend,love Kath

Tracey N. said...

I really like the looks of this polar bear! He is beautiful and I love how you defined areas of his body with just changing the direction of the beads you used! Very clever of you. Cant wait to see it finished!

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

The silver lined matt beads give a luminous glow to Mr. Bear. He is beautiful and beautifully done! Sorry to hear that you have had a bear of a cold! Take good care of yourself! Hugs to you! Camilla

Denise said...

Love the Bear! It's great - and fifteen's eh? Very Cool! Nice to see the creativity shine through the sinus's!
Cheers, Denise

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thak you all! He was a challenging little fellow & I'm pleased he turned out as well as he has. I'm trying to catch up on my BJP pages before I finish him off.

Yes Denise 15s, it's the only way to get detail with something so small..

Oh & my sinus problem has cleared up finally, we now have clear sunny days here with no doubt is helping with that as well..

Rose Anne B said...

WOW Ellen I love Mr. Bear and I'm sure Joe will too! He's so realistic - lovely!!!

Robin said...

Ooooh, you did a fabulous job showing the contours of Mr. P. Bear's body. I LOVE this!

Robin A.