Saturday, 17 May 2008

To the Victor ...

When the email arrived, asking me to take part in a magazine competition to celebrate Britain's involvement in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I almost bowed out, after all, theming bears isn't really my thing; fortunately, a little voice my head firmly told me to stop whinging and just get on with it, so that's exactly what I did. I have now submitted my photograph to the magazine in preparation for publication and can at last share a little peek of my competition entry with you!

'Victor' - 'Olympic Challenge' entry, 2008

This is 20" 'Victor', my Great Britain mascot bear, I do hope you like him! I'm very pleased with the way he has come together and I think I'll take him to Stratford-Upon-Avon with me for the show on June 8th. Not long to go now, I'm really looking forward to the big day!

I'm not absolutely certain of which issue the 'Olympic Challenge' bears will be published in, but I will let you know as soon as I find out. It will be pretty soon I'm sure and when the competition is published, it will be open to public vote, so I hope you will consider buying a copy and taking part! It should be fun and I can't wait to see all the Challenge bears featured together!


  1. Paula ,what a gorgeous, stunning bear. He is perfect in every way-WOW ! I'm sure he'll do well in the competition.

  2. Paula he is a stunning bear, I am sure he will do brilliant in any competition.

    Warm wishes

  3. Great job, Paula! He's absolutely amazing!
    Love it.

    Warmest wishes,


  4. Awesome bear good luck with the competition not that you will need it.. He is stunning!

    Hugs Christine "NZ"

  5. wow Paula!! He is absolutely stunning!!

  6. Hello, I was just looking around at different bear artist blogs and came across you beautiful bear, Victor. He is absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Have a nice day and happy creating,,,,,,gail

  7. Victor is just fabulous Paula :)
    Catherine x

  8. What lovely comments ... you are all so kind! Thank you so much! I'm delighted you like Victor, I really enjoyed creating this bear ... I love working with colour!

    I am looking forward to the competition - I haven't seen the other entries yet and I'm sure they will all look terrific featured together in the magazine!


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