Thursday, July 26, 2012

bearfootin' : noun

"Bearfootin' in Downtown Hendersonville, NC has been a highly popular public art display. The bears are sponsored by area businesses and are colorfully decorated in different themes by area artists. The bears reside on the sidewalks of Downtown, along with trees, planters of flowers, and benches in a beautiful park-like setting. This successful art exhibit has entertained people of all ages. A public auction of the bears will be held in October 22, 2012. Proceeds from the auctions goes to charities"
I have actually seen one or 2 of these bears in people's yards too! lol They are actually quite sought after! You can spend a day searching for them, and they have brochures printed up about them so you can hunt them down. I just like looking at them, secretly, I want to paint one ;)
To benefit the Hope Chest For Women

 "Amelia Bearheart"
To benefit Mainstay, Inc.

 "Star Bangled Bear"
To benefit Mainstay, Inc.

"Juiliette Beardon Low"
To benefit The Girl Scouts of Henderson County

To benefit The Blue Ridge Literacy Council

"Together We Can"
To benefit The Arts Council of Henderson County
It goes without saying, that I love this saying ;)
Cricut - font cartridge - Don Juan
ice cream cone - Everyday Paperdolls
paint, twine - misc.
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Really Reasonable RibbonNatural Woven Burlap ribbon
Fiskars - embossing plate

Entering this in
 Pause, Dream, Enjoy challenge #29: Sweet Summer Treats


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...those bears are most unusual Sandee and certainly get your attention... that sentiment is very very true, loVe your delicious make...Mel :)

Janis said...

Great wall hanging! I love that saying and the ice cream cone and banner turned out GREAT! Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. I hope you'll come back tomorrow (Friday) for a brand new challenge that starts. :) Janis

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fun wall hanging! love it

Dawn said...

Ooh Sandee, those bears are amazing, thank-you for putting some pics on. Defo with you in fancying painting one ha ha.
Love the ice-cream challenge too, lol feel such an affinity with the quote, did a big food shop this morning and stocked up the dwindling ice-cream supply ha ha.
Big hugs x x x x

Redanne said...

I love those bears, especially Emelia Bearheart, how sweet is that one! A couple of years ago, in Manchester they had - wait for it - cows! Done for the same reason in the same way but they did not have the same appeal as your bears do.

Your hanging is brilliant, must copy those words down before I forget them. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The bears are really fabulous...they remind me of some permanent displays I have seen in other cities of moose and cows! Very cool.

Sweet saying, and yes, ice cream fixes everything!

Katie said...

The bears are so cool! I love that they are around town and you have to go find them. What a fun charity auction.

That ice cream saying is fabulous! Of course, now I want some ice cream :)

Terrie Purkey said...

Love the arty bears! Your quote is particularly apt and well illustrated - really fun! Sandee, thanks for the continuing support about my son - and for recognizing that I clearly don't look a day over 29! Glad someone besides me sees that! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Like the cows in Chicago and the Banana Sheep (forgot their real name) in England, these bears take center stage in your little town. How awesome. The names are what got me!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

And I just finished eating key lime pie ice cream...