Creating "O'Bear" in Pennsylvania

It all started with a trip to Germany to select many meters of mohair fabric:

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Work begins in my home studio:
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The face materializes and he shapes up:
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One big bear and alot of stuffing:

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Final alterations underway...the perfect tie surprise:
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..until I see him again on the island:
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