Handmade Artist Bears by Carol Birkeland-Green BA (hons).
I’ve always been an artist; I can’t imagine ever doing anything else :) I began to draw and paint as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil then through school, Foundation and my degree at Art College.
I have looked into so many ways of expressing my ideas.
Textiles, Graphic Design and Stained Glass have somehow come together to create my bears. Perhaps an unusual path but all these skills have helped. Also I can’t remember any courses on bear making being on offer?
I’ve been making my bears professionally for 9 years now and I still look forward to making every new bear. The ever-growing number of my adopted bears will hopefully reach the 1700th bear soon.
Every bear I make is different, and all are made exclusively by me. I’ve added so many techniques to creations including: Acrylic painting, embroidered designs and lettering, airbrushing and sculpting. And of course I’m always looking for new ideas and techniques to stretch my imagination.
I use many bear making techniques as I love to explore all the possibilities.
Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my bears.
Kind Regards Carol