Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry and Bright

Sending each and every one of you the Merriest and Brightest Christmas you could wish for.  I had a wonderful festive treat being chosen as part of Prospect Literary Agency's Calendar! Thanks to you all for your support and here's to sharing lots of fresh illustration and story fun in the New Year!

Happy Christmas from Bumpkin Hill

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Merry Christmas for Smudge and the Moon Bears

Meet Smudge, he is the sweetest baby Moon Bear, rescued from a Bile Farm in China along with 130 other Bears.  I wonder if you have heard of the Moon Bears and the loving work of Animals Asia?  They rescue Bears from the cruel Bile Farms and give them a truly Happy life away from pain and fear.  Christmas especially is a time I like to give to others and it would be wonderful if we can all join together to help give these adorable, innocent Bears a very Happy Christmas.

Now at 8 months old Smudge loves splashing about in baths as you can see in this adorable video.

With support Animals Asia are building a new Sanctuary for all these Bears, but they need a lot of funds.  Some of their generous supporters have offered to match all donations until 31st Dec, so basically doubling anything I and others can send them.

I will be donating 10% of every Art Print or Card Set Sale of my Watercolor Painting "Baby Bear's Friend".  He rather reminds me of Smudge!  Just follow this Etsy link to go straight to these items or email me directly with what you would like:

I have found some time to design a new Bear and can't wait to start cutting out the pattern in this gorgeous cuddly Mohair!  Making a Bear is just the tonic for these cold wintery days!

If you are ordering anything for Christmas here are the last recommended postal dates 
from here at Bumpkin Hill:
Australia & New Zealand: December 4th
USA & Canada: December 10th
W. Europe: December 13th

Keep warm & thanks for your support,