A girl named Jess found me on my Twitter account. She knows people that run Hop City in West Midtown Atlanta. They have lots of cardboard. She told me they could get me a lot of cardboard to make bears with. I went and talked to them and found out the section of cardboard I need is called a “beer flat.” So I made a stencil to fit the beer flat dimensions. Then I made about 40 new bears.
I sprayed them and cut them out. Pup helped; never trust a dog with a razor blade. I then hand-painted details and made them all very unique. I want to get a rubber stamp with my website and a message I can put on the back of them. Now I need to go back to Hop City and refill my cardboard supplies. One man’s trash is another man’s bear heads.
This fall weather has been great. I don’t know what I will do when it gets too cold and wet to work outside. I really need a workshop/garage where I can work day or night. If anyone knows of such a place please let me know.
The multi-colored bear below is the one I created for the Creative Loafing Atlanta BeltLine Scavenger Hunt. Sherilla and her team won the Grand Prize. She found me at the Candler Park Festival and told me she had won. Congrats! I know the Big Bad Mario Bear will live a happy life in his new home. Thanks again to Creative Loafing for asking me to participate.
I have started to make new work for The Stomp and Chomp. It is November 5th in Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA. The Chomp and Stomp is a Chili Cook-Off and Bluegrass Music good-time party. Come out and see me.