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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

Wishing all a new year of hope,

Prosperity, joy and fullfillment. May you find joy in the small things, fullfillment from what you already have,prosperity in times of need and joy every day in some way.

May you be blessed in ways you never imagined. A new year, another beginning!
Hugs and joy from the bears and me.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Animal

So here is your first picture clue to my new animal for my le cirque series. It will be available in the new year.

From the bears and me:0)
Have fun guessing.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back to Work

Only three days left in this year,how did that happen?! Anyway, I've only got a couple weeks to get ready for the first shows of the year and this year is special. I will be celebrating 25 years in business as a bear artist, what to do what to do. How to celebrate? I am doing a special bear to celebrate my love of books along with the occasion, it is called Alice Pop-Up. It will be a three dimensional pop-up book of some scenes of Alice in Wonderland that a bear will be reading. How many you ask, well there will be one at each show I am at, so at least ten, and maybe up to twenty-five. Haven't decided yet. I so love doing one-of-a-kinds. But I want to do something special for my collectors.
And there are plans for a give away so get ready followers, information to come soon! 1985 - 2010, wow, this should be fun.

And this week, I'll start posting teasers of what's new coming from my workroom. Be back soon.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

From the bears and me we wish you joy, peace and love.
May you remember you are cherished. Say hi to those you love and to those who need love.
Merry Christmas To All

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sad Note

Our cat, Suess, passed away yesterday . Though I am sad, she was just struggling to be here and I am glad she doesn't have to anymore.
She kept me company through three surgeries two years ago. She would talk on the phone with my daughter and would run to the door when my son's car hit the drive. And she could tell the difference between his car, my husbands and mine!
She was a good and steady companion and friend to our family. We love her and will miss her.


Thursday, December 17, 2009


Happy Anniversary to Me! Well to my husband and me, 35 years, wow. I'm really not old you know but that does sound like a lot. You understand it isn't always roses, but at this point we don't sweat the small stuff, we like each other and we still love each other. We don't play games with each others emotions, though anyone will tell you we are silly. So if you ask how we lasted this long... when it got bad I prayed.
You love, you try, you forgive. together you just live and hopefully together you love. Here's to you and yours,Cheers.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Happy Hannukah to those celebrating that miracle of oil lasting those many years ago. We may have different religions but especially at this time of year it is my wish that we find the time to be a little more kind than we have to be, a little more tolerant than we thought we could be, and a liitle more loving than we knew we had the heart and mind to be.
My wish is we will be this generous throughout the coming year.
That's my door with my wreath. I hope it makes you smile.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanks for Attending

To all the tea party attendees thank you for stopping at my party. It was so nice of you to come by. I went to all the parties too! Welcome to all my new followers, and to all of you who follow this blog you make my day!
Now don't forget Kelly is hosting A Hartfelt Christmas this Saturday so get ready!

From the bears and me:0)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Tea Party for the Toys

A Christmas Story... You Are Invited

You're Invited! You're invited! If you want to come you have to follow the path.

Is that a note for me? Did that snowman put that invitation in there?

Where is he going? Do I want to go too? It said follow the path.

I'll follow the path and the snowman. They're going in the se direction.

Glad he's wearing a red scarf, I could lose him in this snow. Snowmen don't have a scent for a polar bear to smell. They smell just like the snow on the ground. Wait a minute, where did he go?!

What's that up ahead? Wow a snowman tea party! Cookies and tea and my friend Penguin!

Snow tea,my very favorite!

Merry Christmas Everyone and enjoy your holidays!


Tomorrow is The Christmas Tea Party for The Toys being hosted by Ginger over at bearbits. I am excited because this will also be my 100th post for my blog! What fun, you will get a flip book if you copy the pictures but please remember this is my artwork and is only to be used for your personal viewing not to be reproduced for sale. And let's hope it works as a flip book:0) otherwise enjoy the story!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Newspaper Article

Amy KD Tobik, a writer with th Seminole Chronicle, was kind enough to do an article on the bears and me. Ed Ruping did the photos. Thank you both.

Picture from the article.
Well on to other things. Now what was I doing to get ready for the tea

Check in tomorrow. Hehe

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Getting Ready

There's a party this weekend! And I spent last night deep in preparation. Doing what you ask,well to answer would give it away. Let's just say I was up a long time and I was very busy...
there were some, oh better not say. But they made some..uh , no. Okay, guess you'll just have to stay tuned. It's the Christmas Tea Party for the Toys on Saturday hosted by Ginger over at Bearbits. Just check my sidebar and hit the logo or her tag and you'll get there.
Maybe I'll drop some hints tomorrow:)