Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter to You All!

I hope you all have a lovely, refreshing Easter weekend.

I really appreciate all of you and wish I could give you each an Easter hug in person.  But, alas, I cannot.  So, please know that I'm sending you each "cyber-hugs" through space and time.

I have so many things that I've been wanting to share with you lately.  However, whenever the weather changes dramatically, my health problems flare up.  I'm still struggling with tendonitis in my elbow and now I've been having trouble with migraines.  Ah, well.  I do SO love spring--unfortunately my body doesn't.  Soon the weather will stabilize and hopefully my energy will come back and I will be able to share all sorts of things.  New art products.  Tutorials.  New patterns.  Cute pins.  Soon, soon, I promise. Thank you for being so patient with me.  You are all the best!

Enjoy your Easter and this time of new beginnings.
Heaps and Heaps of Hugs,

Friday, April 15, 2011

Summer Issue of "Teddy Bear and Friends"

Besides having photos of all of the TOBY Nominees, I'm pleased that the current issue of "Teddy Bear and Friends" has featured Benny and his Bee in their "Collecting/Most Wanted" section. 

There is also an article about the upcoming Teddy Bear Artist Invitational (TBAI) show that includes a sneak peek of my bear that I created for the gallery.  As soon as he's on the updated TBAI site, I'll post a photo of him in all of his glory.  It's hard to believe that TBAI is only 4 months away.


Friday, April 8, 2011

TOBY Voting is Open Now

If I remember correctly, you couldn't vote online for the TOBY People's Choice awards last year.  BUT this year you can at !  Check out all of the great bears and vote for your favorites in each of 12 categories.  And, IF you feel compelled, I know Livvy would really appreciate and love your votes!  She's in Category 3 (Small Artist Bear, Undressed).