Saturday, 24 May 2008

Picking up and dusting down

So what does a bear maker do in the face of such dire and deeply disappointing news? For several hours I pondered that little connundrum yesterday after hearing about the closure of Teddy Bear Scene magazine, then the answer sprang forth, crystal clear ... she picks herself up, dusts herself down and gets on with the business of making bears, that's what.

Yes, we have lost a wonderful proponent for our bear art here in the UK, but no, the world of bear artistry needn't cease because of it. We'll simply have to conjure up new and exciting avenues to promote our work in the absence of one of our favourite specialist collectors mags, that's all. Life moves on and changes will no doubt be what we make of them, so to coin an old phrase, onwards and upwards!

17" 'Finnegan'

Oh, and on this picked up and dusted down note, I would like to introduce you to 'Finnegan' and tell you that he will be coming to the Stratford show on June 8th with me!


  1. Hi Paula. It's a pity that Teddy Bears Scene decided to cease publication- I would have liked to subscribe, but it would appear that I'm late :(.

    Finnegan and Pansy Posy are awesome!
    Love that stunning multicolour nose!

    Keep your chin up... c'est la vie!

    Monica x.

  2. Good to hear from you Monica - always a pleasure! So pleased you like Pansy Posy's pretty nose ... her flambouyant colourway won't be to everyone's taste I'm sure! LOL! Now and again it's good to break with tradition though. Sorry you missed TBS ... if you are interested though, you may be able to find back issues available on Ebay at a very reasonable price.


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