Dienstag, 22. Dezember 2009

IF- undone

Hallo ihr Lieben,
dies ist ein etwas später Beitrag zu IFs Thema der Woche "undone".
Ein Wort mit vielen Bedeutungen. To undo something heißt etwas aufmachen.
Das Bild hat seinen Ursprung in meiner allerersten Erinnerung.
Ich war zwei Jahre alt und bekam zu meinem Geburtstag oder zu Weihnachten (das liegt ja nur zwei Wochen auseinander) ein großes Paket. Neben allerhand Nützlichem wie Schlafanzügen war dieser wundervolle Teddybär von Steiff. Die Magie besteht darin, dass einTeddy, wenn er von einem Kind geliebt wird, für immer eine Seele hat. Deshalb ist er ist auch heute noch, 39 Jahre später, der rechtmäßige Hüter meines Schlafes und wacht über mich auf seinem Platz auf dem Nachtkommödchen.
Laßt euch alle schön beschenken
Eure Janine
Hello my friends
this is my late entry to IFs topic of the week "undone".
This drawing has its seeds in my very first memory.
I was two years old and got a very big parcel from my grandparents for my birthday or christmas (it´s only two weeks apart). Beside a lot of useful things like pyjamas was this wonderfull teddy bear of "Steiff".
The magic is, that if a teddy bear is beloved by a child he has a soul forever.
And therefor he is still, 39 years later, the rightful guardian of my sleep and watches over me from his place on the bedstand.
Beautiful present to all of you.


  1. Oh, wie schoen! Ich habe auch noch meine Steiff Hasen, den ich als Baby bekommen habe! Lovely Illustration!! Liebe Gruesse, Silke

  2. Oh how sweet! I LOVE Steiff bears and have a very small collection from our years spent in Germany. I'll bet your Steiff is very special!

  3. Wie süß, liebe Janine. Deine Geschichte und auch dein Bild, das du sicher mit viel Liebe und Geduld gemalt hast, sind ganz bezaubernd.
    Ich wünsche dir ein frohes Weihnachsfest und ein glückliches neues Jahr
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Beautiful post! Your creation is lovely! What a great story and special bear to still have in your life! Merry Christmas Janine! :)

  5. Ohhh, Janine! What a lovely memory! I have a very soft spot in my heart for teddy bears and I'm sure many of mine have souls! How wonderful that your childhood friend is still watching over your sleep! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  6. Merry Christmas Janine!
    I am so happy to hear the story of your bear. O' and a stieff bear too?.. Very nice. you know in the US we love the German bears!
    Thank you for sharing your special story!
    Hugs, Darlene

  7. Awww...what a sweet painting! How wonderful to still have your special bear with you. I still have a stuffed black cat that I got when I was about 2! Merry Christmas!!! ~ Jill

  8. Hi Janine, Yeah I do have a little troubel on your blog. I don't think it is anything you have done. I think it is my cookies or something? Not the ones to eat,lol! When pressing to send you a message it never goes anywhere and the circle that shows up when things are moving never does anything. I have even left some messages for half an hour and it is still going no where.
    Knowing you get loads, tells me you are getting them even though it doesn't register my side. So will send one and and trust it works.
    Sorry for sending loads!

    Have a great day and thanks for letting me know!



  9. Well, it worked straight away today!
    Your Christmas art is so beautiful. Love the ribbons and the striped box. Mum and daughter are so pretty!

  10. Oh Janine! That is one of the most beautiful stories ever! I did not know that story of the Steiff bears. I had a Steiff cat! Do you suppose that the tale rings true for cats as well! Of course, I no longer have my cat - only in a photo from a very long time ago...and in my heart lies that sweet sweet memory. I love your picture! Thanks so much for sharing and have a beautiful Christmas! Hugs, Coralie

  11. Janine, what a wonderfully warm painting. I love how all three of them are touching. And the expressions on the little girl and the bear are fantastic. Awwwww. You've also done such a fabulous job on your women from your previous posts. I especially love your mail muse and the woman in the bowl. Beautiful to just gaze at them.

    I hope you have a very merry, merry Christmas. And happy birthday to you, too!


  12. Liebe Janine das ist doch ein richtig schönes Bild und nochmals schöner mit deiner Geschichte dazu!
    Ich wünsche dir und deinen Lieben eine besinnliche und frohe Weihnacht.

    Tolles Ding dieses illustration friday!

  13. Janine...I love this painting, and the story is just as beautiful! I too, have my favorite bunny from when I was little. Poor thing doesn't even look like a bunny anymore, he's been so loved. I love Steiff bears, you were very lucky to get one, and to still have him to keep you company, is wonderful! xoxo Paulette