Carolyn’s Creative Journey
I have always been drawn to some sort of hand-work. I remember,
as a child, sewing clothes and “quilts” for my dolls and enjoying the dream they inspired.
As an “adult”, my love of needle arts, helps me to create teddy bears that continue that dream. I find inspiration in lots of “life’s pleasures”, from holidays, seasons of the year, memories of the past, fabrics and trim, even a beautiful photograph or color gives me ideas in which to create.
“Inspired by life…Created by Hand”
I do my best to add small details to each original piece, to give it “unique” character. Every stitch represents a passion and a love of creating something one-of-a-kind! I also have so much fun bringing to life rabbits, elephants, cats and ducks. A new line of bears that support various charities has also been added to the collection.
2015 marked the 20th year of this journey, and I am enjoying each and every day along the way. I am so thankful to all of those who are walking along this journey with me. ~ Carolyn ~
A bit about Warm Heart Bears
Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your interest in my work more than you know. I wanted to share a little bit about the creative process, and how the bears are made.
Warm Heart Bears are original, one-of-a-kind pieces, created for the adult collector; they are NOT toys. Each piece is “inspired by life…created by hand. I do all of the hand work by myself.
As the owner of a small business, all departments are handled by myself. Along with designing and creating each piece, the correspondence, photography, website maintenance and preparing the pieces for travel, are all part of my daily activities. I am so blessed and thankful to my husband for his willingness to be the “package dropper” at the post office.
I take part in online shows throughout the year. Details of these shows may be found on the “Events” page. Each show is filled with beautiful works of art by quality artisans and worth attending! I try to create new collections for each show with a color theme or holiday inspiration.
Between shows I am busy creating new pieces to be added to this website. A weekly offering of one piece will be available at noon eastern time on Wednesday’s; known around here as “Warm Heart Wednesday”. You will find anything from bears to elephants, whatever my heart creates for that week.
Being free to explore my creativity keeps my work fresh. Due to the amount of time each piece takes, I place priority on the bears created for this website and several shows throughout the year. Please understand that I do not create custom work, but I do honor “requests” for special pieces on a limited basis.
My intention is to create individual pieces and will not attempt to duplicate a previous piece. I do like to keep a bit of creative freedom when working on “special requests”, because I want your piece to be uniquely yours. I will however, stay as close to your request as possible. Once completed you will have first refusal and you are under no obligation to purchase if it is not what you had in mind. As a general rule I do not ask for deposits. You are invited to email me with your question about specific pieces, and I will do my best to fulfill your request as time permits.
So that you do not miss out on new pieces or show and event dates, please join my email list. You will receive an email once a week with “News” and information about Warm Heart Bears. You are also invited to follow along on Social Media.