Friday, July 4, 2008

Fan-C Bear—6 Inch

Fan-C Bear, (6" in Height, Seated Position)
Fannie Narte

By special request, I am working on a six-inch pattern of Fan-C Bear. This is my prototype. The bear is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.


This Fan-C Bear is a part of my giveaway. See yesterday's post for more information.


On July 4, 232 years ago, America claimed Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. It is a historical moment in history, which is commonly celebrated with a day off of work, barbecues, fireworks and family gatherings.



The Internet has eliminated boundaries and provided a path of connection. I learned that I could connect with like-minded people on a global basis.


I have had the privilege of meeting wonderful artists through the world of blogging. Through the Internet, we're able to share ideas, conduct business, and develop relationships. We can learn from each other. When we share, we increase one another.


My art life has significantly improved by the connections I've made. I'm glad I overcame my fears and made the decision to create my blog one year ago. Imagine if I chose otherwise . . .

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What would your life be like if you were not a blogger?



Brigitte (SE. Louisiana) said...

Hey Fannie...cute bear. I too am so glad I started blogging and reading blogs. If I did not have this connection I would not know anyone with my interests. I am glad that I discovered your blog it is very inspirational. However, I do spend too much time reading blogs and not enough time making art. That is the only down side for me. Happy a Happy 4th.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Fannie....I am so thrilled that you created your blog too....and thrilled to have met you!

This bear is adorable!!!

I wish you and your family a wonderful July 4th!!!


Regina said...

Hi Fannie-
It is wonderful how the world opens up before us with our community of blogging artists. I have also benefited by growing with my art since I started blogging 10 months ago.
It's been great getting to know you here. xo

Beth said...

Oh I love the patriotic bear! I love red, white, and blue anything!
If I were not a blogger, I would not feel a part of a group of artists who encourage each other!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

OMG! Fannie! He is wonderful!
You are sooo fast! I love the fabric you chose for your protype!
WoW! You are amazing!
Your friendship means the world to me! I am so glad we have connected.
Have a wonderful day!

Gayle said...

I think blogging has helped me express myself in a different way than I do with my art. Somehow, they are tied hand in hand. It has also made me a better photographer.

Love the bear, I'm a sucker for all things patriotic.

Happy 4th of July!


Guzzisue said...

to be honest, if I wasn't blogging, I probably wouldn't be stitchin so much as the whole idea behind having the blog was that it would encourage me to keep stitching so I would have something to show on the blog!The internet community has befriended and encouraged me and I am grateful for this.


you're absolutely right about how the world of blogging opens you to so many wonderful artists who share and encourage. Were it not for blogging, I think I would have far more self-doubt about my abilities to succeed in this art world. It is you fine people who lift me up and sustain me. It has been my pleasure to get to know you through this wonderful world of blogging.

...and that bear is a real cutie !!!

Scrappy Cat said...

Your bears are just so CUTE! I think I would have to agree with Brigitte who said that your blog is very inspirational and that I have connected with people with similar interests from all over the world, but also that I spend too much time on the computer and not enough doing art. Finding that balance is sometimes hard.

freebird said...

It seems a lot of us have a lot in common such as spending too much time blogging and not enough on art! Well, friendship and sharing are important too so it is just the balance of all of it we need to find. You really make a wonderful blog for having only had one for a year.

As for your question as to what my life would be like without blogging I must say it would be pretty boring at times but remember I live on 40 acres in the middle of nowhere! You are right that blogging brings like-minded people right where I am and it's wonderful.

I've been so busy with family and travel lately I haven't been up to snuff on keeping up with friends blogs. Family is important too so I don't mind (as long as it's only for a short time - lol).

Happy blogiversary to you,
happy blogiversary to you.
Happy blogiversary to Fannie,
happy blogiversary to you!

Forever Young said...

i enjoy your blog immensely. happy birthday.
i think i'd be a lot less than i am without my blog, but some days i just want to go away and never return! wierd that....

Ku'ulei said...

Kiki & Mason would like to be entered for this give away. I am entering her name in her behalf. ;D

laughingwolf said...

wow! what a cutie, and so original, too :)

TracyB said...

Very cool!! Would love to see one of these in hand dyed cotton velvet, yum!!!

morningDove said...

if i did not have blogging i would still believe i was the only one struggling with a quilting background to be a mixed media artist. i am so glad we connected in art2mail. love the little patriotic bear.

Fannie said...

Thanks, Everyone! I'm so glad to have met all of you Dear Friends. You have made my life as an artist and blogger enjoyable. Thanks!!!

Freebird, I can hear your song, and it sounds beautiful!

Hi, Ku'u.

Tracy, hand-dyed cotton velvet sounds yummy, and I'm sure any of your dyed fabrics will magically transform this bear. I'll imagine . . . ;-D

Finding balance between blogging, visiting blogs and creating is an ongoing struggle for all of us, isn't it? We must ask Diana, Melissa and Lisa for their suggestions. They seem to be able to create, blog and make visits quite regularly. I admire them for being able to do that. I try . . . but . . .

Thanks, Everyone, for celebrating with me!