Friday, August 31, 2012

A Wonderful Surprise!

I'm just thrilled to pieces that I won a "2012 Excellence in Bear Artistry Award" for Thaddeus!!
 
 
This is a very prestigious award as the winners are chosen by four amazing bear artists from around the world.

 
I'll be honest and say that I only entered one category because I didn't think I had much chance of winning.  However, what is new and interesting about this competition is that the artist receives a critique of each bear entered.  THAT is why I entered!  I wanted the critique.  But now I have won as well and will be soon receiving a gorgeous crystal trophy!  Unbelievable!!
 
Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a well deserved reward. He's a cutie!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Jeanie!!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  2. Beautiful bear and so well deserved, congratulations Cheryl!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Paula! And congratulations to you, too, on your well-deserved win!!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  3. Miss Cheryl,

    We all are so proud of you. But we know that all your bears should be award winning. We're so excited for you.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥

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    1. You are all too, too sweet, Prudence! Thank you so very, very much! I'm so lucky to have friends like you.

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  4. Hi Cheryl,

    Congratulations! I think I saw this little guy on your table, did I not? What a nice way to celebrate your bearmaking talents!

    Should I suggest to Matt, Corrine and Claire that they take you out for a bit of a treat? Bears love that sort of thing you know. We have to accomodate them from time to time. ;D

    In any case, I'm thrilled for you! Have a wonderful time enjoying your accolades!

    hugs,
    ~ginger

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    1. Ahhh, a treat! What a lovely idea! And, yes, you did see this guy on my table at TBAI--good memory. Thanks for your sweet words and a very sweet idea.

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  5. Well done,I bet you are over the moon!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda!! I am over the moon!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  6. Congratulations, Carol! I can definitely see why he won!

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, Robin!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  7. Congratulations, Cheryl - Thaddeus is just wonderful! It's all so exciting, isn't it :o)

    hugs,

    Brenda

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  8. Thanks, Brenda! Yes, it is all so exciting! And congratulations on your TWO wins!!

    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  9. Many Congratulations back to you Cheryl - he is such a gorgeous little fellow!!
    Hugs, :0) Ruth xx

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    1. Thank you SO much, Ruth! And congratulations on your award, too!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  10. Congratulations Cheryl! Your little Thaddeus is a real sweetie pie, no surprises here that he won.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! You're the best!!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  11. Congratulations! I have to say that I'm not surprised with your accomplishments. You work is absolutely stunning and your attention to detail is impeccable. I am so happy for you!

    Tyler

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    1. Thank you SO much, Tyler! Your sweet words touch my heart!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  12. Congrats, a well deserved award :o)

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  13. Congratulations Cheryl! Thaddeus is stunning and the award is well deserved!

    Hugs,
    Marion

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    1. Thank you SO much, Marion!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  14. Oh, Cheryl! I'm so happy for you! You work hard and totally deserve this honor. Thaddeus is such a cutie! It was a wonderful surprise to see this news today. Congratulations, my friend! ~~Lynn

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    1. Thank you SO much, Lynne! You are such a dear!!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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  15. Well deserved! Congratulations Cheryl!

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    1. Thank you SO much, my friend!!

      Heaps of Hugs,
      Cheryl

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