Now if you've read the title and you know any Don McLean songs you will now be singing the words "paint your palette blue and grey...."
Why have I got you singing that? Well, it's because this new bear below is called Vincent, as is the song, and anytime I hear the name Vincent I start singing!
He's a very sweet bear, who I made for a very dear friend of mine, Adam, who is approaching his 40th birthday. I met Adam at art college 20 years ago and for as long as I have known him he has always had a paintbrush or pencil in his hand. So when I saw this watercolour palette print fabric on the Liberty website I knew it would be just perfect for the bear he'd asked me to make. I left the naming up to Adam, so Vincent he has become.
He even has little pencil buttons...