Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wilde and Woolly 16th Century Bears

Just got home from my Disneyworld vacation (what fun!) to find my specially commissioned bears from the fabulous Terry Spear's Wilde & Woolly Bear collection in my mail box. I had heard that Terry, a fellow author, sometimes creates specialty bears for other authors featuring themes from their books. She's done Celtic bears and vampire bears, among others. So, I asked her if she'd create a bear couple in 16th Century German garb for the debut of The Legacy. Eventually, these bears will be featured in a give away near the release date of the book (10 months and counting, folks!).

They are just TOO cute. I love the puffed sleeves and the embroidered fabric, and the little details of the feathered plumes and antique jewelry. Who wouldn't want to get their hands on these one-of-a-kind bears, complete with official certificate? I hope I can part with them when the time comes. :-) I'm thinking when it is time for Alonsa's Choice (2009) to be published, I'll commission her to create a special 16th c. Landsknecht mercenary bear and his Spanish love, a widow dressed in black. Ooh, can't wait for that! If you can't wait for your own bear collectibles, go to Terry's site and get your own. These are mine...for now.



Sandra Richards said...

TJ I gotta say those are just as adorable as you say. I love the details and as a give away (if you can part with them!) they would so totally rock my socks. The mercenary bear would be something to see, too. This is an awesome idea.

10 months and counting. I'm sure you have a countdown calendar somewhere--in your brain if nowhere else. So, do you look at a calendar when setting your schedule and find yourself getting excited, eager for the release? I figure I would be.


Robena Grant said...

Absolutely adorable! What a great idea. I say keep them and take them with you to book signings. They'll be a good talking piece.

Anna Louise Lucia said...

Very, very cute, TJ! :-D

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Those are adorable! What a neat idea!

Shana said...

Great idea! I want some!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, TJ, for asking me to do this! I love creating anything new--it's a challenge, but so much fun. If you decide on the next couple, I've already picked out some super material for the Spanish widow!

Okay, off to make a ghost bear for another author. :) I still have to figure out how to make a "wolf" bear for my upcoming release!!!

Thanks again, TJ, and good luck on your books!!!