... now it's time to introduce the first BiWuBearies that have hopped from my needle in the year 2014 - not that you start to think I'm lazy. And these are two very special BiWuBearies, a commission for my dear blogfriend Betsy who knew exactly how these bears should become in the end. She wanted to have a black knight... as a boyfriend for Blue who is living since last year with Betsy in the USA. And Blue also should have a brother, a white monk. And of course both of them should be winged fairy bears as Blue. And because Betsy not only creates beautiful miniature worlds and is an incredibly talented painter but being also a blessed storyteller she delivered the names of the two bearies with her commission. But now enough of that background stuff - I may present to you: Sir Orion Blackthorne the Skywalker and Brother Beorn!
Black bearies are always a little bit tricky... and I had to think a little about that knight theme, too - but now the brave beary knight Sir Orion is able to hold his sword to protect anyone who is in need.
Yes, his fur is completely black indeed... ;O)
But of course a knight also knows about romance - when first meeting Blue Orion gave a magic golden rose to her.
And a beary knight feels comfortable on horseback for sure.
It was a big honor for him being allowed to ride on the back of Oberon, the leader of the Rainbow Unicorns.
Brother Beorn is Blue's brother... and as requested he's completely white. But he didn't become a monk at all, he grew into a wise druid with a big knowledge about healing with herbs.
That's why you find Brother Beorn very often holding his herb book in his paws (which has a grass cover btw)...
... and he always carries some herbs in his belt or in his leather purse with him - and his hand sickle to make sure he can cut herbs whenever he wants to. I've made the sickle from polymer clay and was lucky that the most famous of all druids, the wise Getafix from the village of Asterix, showed me his for model purposes.