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« on: January 30, 2014 11:47:02 AM »

So I bought a new house - out in the woods, which is heaven to me.  I'm moving in two weeks so of course I was inspired to take on a new project.  I had seen a bear print on wood that I liked a lot but they were sold out so...why not make my own?   I connected three boards - about 10" x 48" then painted and sanded to make sure the grain and knots showed through.  My present to me for my new woodsy house.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014 12:56:24 PM »

I loves him!  Or her!  I'm excited for you for your move! We moved to the woods about 15 months ago and it's grand.  And bear-y.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014 01:04:31 PM »

Wonderful!  I especially like the way y0u let the grain through.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014 01:09:25 PM »

Thank you both!  MT- I hear iit's pretty bear-y at my new place too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014 02:10:10 PM »

I love it!

And your new house in the woods sounds awesome!
(Hardly any woods left here in Belgium or the Netherlands...)
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014 03:12:53 PM »

Thank you both!  MT- I hear iit's pretty bear-y at my new place too!  Cheesy

Yey critters!  Listen to local advice about handling your trash, that's a beary important thing. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014 04:12:38 PM »

Funny you say that - I noticed the previous owner rented a dumpster that he kept down by the road.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014 07:39:32 PM »

Oh wow!  I think this is super impressive.  Nicely done!
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014 01:04:50 AM »

Love it! I wish I could move to the woods! In the meantime I do enjoy the occasional camping trip. Once I saw a bear and the light was hitting it in such a way that I could see a dust cloud all around it. I nicknamed him/her "dusty butt"!
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014 07:41:54 AM »

 Cheesy. Thanks you two!
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014 12:43:57 PM »

 I love the way the wood grain shows thru too. It really adds some rustic appeal to an already amazing painting. Love it! Have fun in your new home!
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2014 12:22:59 PM »

This is just gorgeous!  Congratulations on your upcoming move!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014 03:58:05 PM »

Thanks gozer and MW!    Looking forward to getting to the point where I can hang it up!  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2014 11:15:30 PM »

Beautiful wood painting. It's great that one can see the wood grain.
I would be scared to see a bear sitting in my garden, even if I lived in a place where there are bears. I saw some at a nature park, they are very agile and were climbing up the trees. That's what scared me the most, climbing up a tree would not help avoiding a grumpy bear. Yours doesn't look grumpy at all, but friendly. one could almost give him a bear hug!
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2014 06:14:56 PM »

Oh, I love this so much!  IF, I ever get the house of my dreams, in the location of my dreams, I would want something like in my house too!  He's just begging for a little sweet smakerel of something.
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014 10:56:20 AM »

Thanks you guys and yes...I'm SURE this is a very friendly bear.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2014 09:40:31 AM »

I hope your painting is the only close up bear you see at your new home!  I too love the way you have the wood grain showing through, that adds so much coolness to your finished piece Smiley

Enjoy your new home, I have fond memories of living out in the "bush" as we call it in Northern Alberta Cheesy 
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