The artists of TDIPT (both the Merc and our Ebay group) have decided to revisit a fun idea we used to practice regularly on our old TDIPT blog...many moons ago.
Twice a month we'll randomly choose a TDIPT artist, and proudly place them in the TDIPT Spotlight, so that we can all get to know a little more about them.
Most of us are familiar with their work, but let's find out just who they are...the person behind all that wonderful talent!
So, without further ado.....
Karen Brady Hammontree of
~Brady Bears Studio~
The Spotlight's on YOU!!
Her Vintage style Teddy Bears will not only put a smile on your face, they'll steal your heart, and we're not the only ones who think so. Karen has had the honor of having her Bears featured in many magazines such as:
Teddy Bear and Friends
Teddy Bear Review in the U.S. as well as in Teddy Bear Times and Teddy Bear Scene in the United Kingdom.
She is a TOBY(Teddy Bear of the Year) award nominee for 2009 from Teddy Bear and Friends magazine in the vignette category for my "Old Toy Store Display"
Her Bears were also selected several times by Early American Life Magazine for the prestigious honor of being featured in the Directory of Traditonal American Crafts issue.
One look at her luscious creations, and you'll know she is very deserving!
Do you work outside the home?
What do you NOT collect? should be the question, LOL. I collect everything from teddies (of course), to fabrics (I especially love early 1900s fabrics and barkcloth), trims, paintings, vintage photos & paper items, dolls, toys, vintage clothes, Victorian shoes (I like to find single ones) and anything else fun or funky that catches my eye.
Karen's bears will making their way to the Chicagoland Teddy Bear show, in Schaumburg, Il, Oct 24th. If you're in the area, be sure to check them out!