This year, the exhibition of collectible bears «Hello Teddy» was held for the 11th time. It took place on December 6-8 in Moscow on Tishinskaya Square 1, in the Tishinka shopping center. My stand was in the red sector, place 11. This year there were a lot of amazing work, I got a lot of new knowledge and a plenty impressions.
I was glad to meet my old friends – masters, whom I met at previous exhibitions. I felt a great professional growth in their work, was inspired by new ideas, and also met many new masters and visitors.
This time, I presented at the exhibition my old works and a new collection of Teddy bears in the marine style, developed according to new patterns, different from previous products. These bears have more expressive figure, with emphasis on the knees, elbows and neck. This time I also experimented and stuffed them with sea sand and pebbles. Another of my innovations was a wonderful rotating carousel with music and light, on which my smallest «pets» were sitting. We made this carousel with my husband. I am very grateful to him for his help and support, for inspiration and new ideas, as well as their implementation. I also want to thank the visitors of the exhibition who were delighted with my bears, because they brought joy and a festive mood with them.
This year, I once again participated in the «Teddy Master» contest. My works were presented in three nominations: «Fashion Bear» with Teddy bear Michelle, «Teddy Friend» with Cat Jakob and «Miniature» with Baby panda Yongsheng. At the solemn awarding of participants, my bear in the nomination «Fashion Bear» won! This is my second consecutive victory in this nomination. Unfortunately, my other bears did not get rewards, but I do not despair. I believe that such motivation and creative inspiration from the exhibition will help me to participate in contests again in the future and gain new victories.
I am very grateful to the administration of the exhibition and the organizers that they held the event at the highest level. I want to draw your attention to the fact that on the main advertising banner my bears of the past years again flaunted. They had found a new home for a long time, but the organizers of the exhibition liked this trinity so much that they made them a permanent face of the exhibition. The exhibition was remembered to me by a very kind, festive atmosphere. Music was playing in the hall, there were many impressions of the participants themselves, who designed their stands in a festive New Year’s style. See you next year.