Photos courtesy of Barbara Spiga
Have you ever wondered why a person chooses to become a teddy bear artist? Is there some moment of grand realization — an unavoidable lightning bolt that soars out of the sky and strikes a “mere mortal” with a life-changing epiphany? Have you ever imagined why some people are called to create and others to collect? Here’s a very eye-opening account of how and why Barbara Spiga became a teddy bear maker. It has nothing to do with following a “higher calling” and everything to do with her husband’s refusal to pay a so-called high price for an artist original!