I do it alot with the hand dyed mohair I sell.... I use earth palette dyes.... I paint brush the colour on the back... I use natural state mohair ... so the mohair itself is stringed... I fold and put in a plastic bag.... leave for 24 hours the put in a gentle wash with some fabric softner and then in the clothes dryer... it fluffs up the mohair and no long in string state.... when painting the backing make sure you put on even and do not over does it as it will then go thru to mohair.... experiment with some scraps first before doing it on a big piece... Hope this helps
Thanks Amber, for the advise, I was thinking of doing that slowly.... So people dont get confused,
Thanks Susan BIG HUGS xox, Dont worry, I am in no rush to meet anyone at the moment, I really want time out on my own, I have such a busy lifestyle with 4 kids, Uni and my business, I dont know where I would fit in any time to date someone LOL.
Thanks again everyone, you have made me very excited for the new year coming, By the way I am really liking "Peta Smart Studios", It keeps it open for me to make and creative not just bears but anything really.
Cheers all xox
Wow Guys alot to think about, Thanks heaps, I was considering Peta Smart's art, as well as Peta Smart art designs, As I am studying visual arts at uni and majoring in sculpture and split minor in ceramics and glass, I want something that I can going in any direction with. I will still be sticking to animals But my goals are to expand on what I already do in major directions.
US BEARS - a little secret, NO way would I use my initials, LOL my middle name is nicole and my initials are PNS, Now sound that out........ HAHAHA A males private parts, HAHAH SO NO on that one.
You all have some great ideas, and thanks so much for the well wishes tooo, I really think if I am going to pick up my life and start fresh I do think my business name needs to change too.
So thanks again HEAPS and merry Christmas xoxox
Thanks Joanne, I think so too, it heaps with the direction i want to go with my art too, I could reg it as a domain and still have wazzabears.com both leading to the same site and could also have "formerly Wazzabears" on the site too, And keep the website similar in design so the changes are gentle to start with.
Thanks I really think it will be a positive change and a new start, You have me excited now :)
THANKS heaps xox
Thanks Lenora and Joanne, Yes I think people know my name Peta Smart, I have it on my site and my auctions etc and yes I do have a mailing list. Its a really hard decision as I do like my business name, its different but, I also feel there is neg behind it too, and And yeah I think as from the new year I am making a brand you start with my life,Over the next two weeks I am ridding everything in my house to make it mine, redecorating and then I am going away to qld for Christmas to release all the stress and anxiety, and coming back to a refreshed house and mind set, which I think a new business to start all over again will just go down well with it all. As my goal is to move on and take my art further I might even stay away from something with bears in the name.... Not sure BUT I do like my name Peta and it is different too, hhmmmm its hard, but Thanks ladies... xox
I really dont know what to do, change my business name or not,
I am known as Wazza Bears, but this was the name I had when I was with my EX and his name is warren. As some of you know I am having a very hard time with him, and I really want to rid of him. And that includes my business name, But scared of changing my name and I feel like I will have to start all over again, but then again that could be a good thing too, new name, new start. I really dont know.... Its just hard to make a decision about it, I would also have to change my website address and everything else but yeah it could be a good thing, HELP PLEASE, what do you think