Collectors could not believe their eyes!
They say that bunnies tend to multiply and it held true at the Tampa Teddy Bear Show when seven outstanding teddy bear artists participated in the annual "It's All The Same Pattern" challenge.
Several months before the 2014 Tampa Teddy Bear Show opened, Bright Star Promotions issued a challenge to the attending artists to take a simple bunny pattern and make it their own.
Each artist brings something special to their creations and a contest like the this is a fantastic way to show how each artist perceives and brings to life something different and unique that represents their own artistry.
Participants were told to create a 11-12" bunny from any materials using a pattern that was supplied by Bright Star Promotions. The only restriction was that they could not change the pattern pieces. Bunnies could be made of any material and embellished in anyway.
Ears could be down or up and needle felted enhancements could only be done on the face, paws and tummy areas.
Seven artists, Judy Eppolito (Ashenberry), Diana Watts (DiBears), Trish Hansford (Bears by Two Hearts), Pat Berkowitch (Babcock Bears), Pat Lyons (Free Spirit), Jane Woodard (Heir Bears) and Dale Crocker (Wicked Bear Fibers) took on the challenge and brought their own special artistry to the table to create a magical array of bunnies bouncing into the Tampa show.
All who attended the show were able to vote for their favorite furry creation. At 2:30, the awards were presented to the winning artists.