As promised I’m including a grouping of the first 20 bears from my Tumblr site, 50 States of California
After the grouping I’ve gone onto create some of my favourite bears yet, giving them playful less-than-scientific based names like Ursus Pegasusilis for this golden winged one:
and on the suggestion of a pal who likes to play around with words, the Ursus Nomadicus, i.e. a California Bear Rug – based on an Uzbek rug design:
This good bear is Ursus horribilis reincarnated as a grass-munching milk-producing holstein-heifer:
For the iron lovers amongst us I chose to do a curlicued wrought iron version based off of a Mexican Gate found in an old interior decorating book by Verna Cook Shipway.
For bears who like to frolic in flower gardens I paper and digitally collaged this multi-hued oasis for them:
Lucky #26 hails from the Eagle Nebula. I love to peruse images on the NASA website and as long as the images were taken by a government telescope they should be ok to use for us regular peeps. It’s fascinating to see the natural colours of space, and this aqua and fuchsia hued nebula was a perfect fit for Ursus Cosmolilis:
Thanks for checking out all the new bears, they do like to put on a show, are quite an extravagant bunch and very good to hang out with. To see them in their natural glory please visit them in their Tumblr habitat. Cheers!