One of the comments that I always hear in the teddy bear world — from both artists and collectors — is that a bear is meant to make you smile. I think that’s absolutely true, and it also holds true for all of the plush pals out there. Teddy bears and their friends are created to spread joy and to make their owners feel good!
Photos courtesy of LeftyBears
I think that one of the reasons why the Academy Awards airs in February is because the event’s producers count on the hibernation factor. When it is chilly out for a large portion of the U.S. and other territories, the awards governing body counts on more eyes glued to the screen at home. It’s true — more folks are apt to connect with the slumbering bear within and watch the Oscars on a cold, wintry night rather than a beautiful spring evening. It’s a matter of common sense and commercial sensibility!
Photos courtesy of Raspbeary Bears
If asked to conjure up a compliment for a bear and a bear artist, the adjective “sweet” would spring to the front of the line. How perfect, then, that Florida-based artist Darlene Allen has cut right to the chase and named her business “Raspbeary Bears.” The joyful and talented bear maker has fashioned a reputation for creating critters that tug at the heart and tickle the funnybone. That’s quite an amazing feat.