Anyone who might bump in to me over the next few days should be careful not to fall in to the huge gaping void in my face, that was once my mouth.
Seriously - I have a beam on my face the size of Manhattan at the moment!
So, this is how my day started yesterday...
9am: Start work
10am: Whilst on phone, Mum pops in with six copies of the Teddy Bear Times magazine and plonks them on desk
10.01am: Look alarmingly at Mum who is now fiercely prodding said magazines
10.02am: Hurry customer off phone before Mum's finger pokes hole in desk
10.05am: Convince self that it is indeed a double page spread and it is indeed about me
10.30am: Read article for third time.
10.35am: Imagine article framed on wall
10.36am: Imagine sending signed copies of magazine to all of my adoring fans
10.37am: Envisage self having casual and intelligent debate with the likes of Damian Hurst over a Martini cocktail
10.38am: Wonder how to actually spell
Damian Hurst Damien Hirst?
10.39am: Imagine own series of 'sawn in half' teddy bears being unveiled at posh London Gallery
10.40am: Read article for fourth time
10.43am: Abruptly forced to return to real world as phone rings at work. How inconvenient - a customer!
...Teehee, I'm only kidding... I would NEVER saw a teddy bear in half ;0)
Anyway, joking aside, here it is - the 'Teddy Bear Times' magazine article, featuring four of my Teddy Bear oil paintings and an interview with yours truly :0)
It means so much to me that other bear lovers like my paintings and it is such a beautiful magazine to be featured in.
You'd think I'd be bored of bears by now - but actually I am quite the opposite. I have a further series of bears in mind once these eight are complete.
Bear six is well under way now. The under-painting is finished and I've started on the background.
Of course I'll be giving my bloggy friends a a sneaky peak soon, I promise :0)
Anyway, I took this picture soon after I had started the under-painting...
Are any of you as messy as I am...?
I swear there is as much paint on my clothes as there is on the canvas!
Duh! Is that an apron hanging up behind me??
Meanwhile, my dad sent me this photo of yet another old bear who has been half eaten by a Boxer Dog...
Or maybe Damien Hirst has beaten me to it ;0)