Wee Cow, wasn’t quite sure where to begin her new adventure, but she supposed that she must seek out a “local” and enquire about lodging, then perhaps, work? As she scanned the beach she noticed it was oddly empty. There were no people to be seen, and Wee Cow began to grow nervous as she thought about the magnitude of her decision to turn her back on her life in Vancouver and seek a new path, here on this tiny island. She had never been a risk taker. What could possibly have possessed her to proceed in such a reckless fashion. It was quite simply preposterous!
Just then her solitude was rudely broken by a loud rattle overhead and Wee Cow turned just in time to catch a flash of blue zip by over her left horn..........
Wee Cow stepped onto the dock that brilliantly crisp April morning with little more then that which she carried. Her vegan haversack was stuffed to bursting with odds and ends, coveralls, and her ever practical woollen jumper. A sensible pair of shoes adorned her tiny feet and a fanny pack full of hopes and dreams rested on her hip. It was a country life she yearned for, the garish city she had left behind was not for her.
This adventure was to be about new beginnings and second chances. She felt truly alive for the first time in forever as she slipped quietly, unnoticed, onto the rocky beach of the tranquil little island. Wee Cow sensed that this place, would become her sanctuary, her true “place of dreams”...............
I have been working on a family of grizzly bears since before Christmas. They are basically finished now. First I created the mama bear, not simply because I find them beautiful and fascinating, but because I happened to have the perfect fun fur scrap lying about just waiting to be turned into - a grizzly! However, when I finished her, she seemed lonely. Later I was scrolling through google images and came across an image of 2 baby bears by wildnatureimages.com who looked like they were kungfu fighting. I had to make them. Below is a few of the stages of their development. I also have added a YouTube video of the "hair cutting" process that is involved when I use fur, as it is often far too long and shaggy for the animal that I am creating.