Love at first sight.

This is my polar bear.  Don't you just love him?  I do.  He doesn't have a name.  He's just known as "my polar bear".

He sits in my living room all year long.  I thought I would give him or her? a pretty red bowtie for the holidays.

Why do I love this polar bear so much?  Other than for his rugged looks?  Because my son made him for me.  Back in high school my son made this in his blowoff ceramics class.  I squealed with delight when he pulled this bear, wrapped in a pair of gym shorts, from his ragged backpack.  It was love at first sight.  A mother couldn't be more proud.  I wish you could see him up close.  He is shaped beautifully and has great muscle definition and big, oversized cuddly bear feet.  See?  I told you I was in love.

Here he is next to a pop can (yes, it's pop - not soda - I live in Ohio, remember?), so you can see how large he is.

Now he just needs a name.  Any suggestions dear readers?

Congratulations to Kathy at Creative Home Expressions.  Kathy's comment was chosen by random.org as the winner of the $25 Macy's Gift Card.  Congratulations Kathy! 

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  1. Thank you, Stephanie!

    That is beautiful! He did the face so well, too! I like that you have it near a can of Coke {didn't they use polar bears in one of their winter commercials?}. You could call him Cola. ; ) Cola the Polar {bear}.

  2. He's absolutely gorgeous! He looks like a "Crackle" to me!

  3. Oh...he's wonderful. My son made me a sweatshirt in his "blowoff" home ec class. He did a better job than I could have, but it wasn't exactly something I could wear...if you know what I mean?
    The guys all took home ec so they could cook and eat.