Photos courtesy of Donna and the Bears
Well, when it comes to the arrival of spring, there are certainly excited whispers that float around Peter Cottontail’s imminent journey. Can’t you hear the expectations as the noble rabbit gets ready to spread his merriment and mischief — or whatever it is that he is preparing to hop, share, and leave behind? (Oooops, that doesn’t sound too precious, does it?) Though Peter might not be THE Easter Bunny, he is indeed the most famous cotton-tailed character out there. As I ponder about springtime and colorful eggs, bushytailed critters and happy characters, there is one particular bear artist that leaps into my mind. That artist is Donna Griffin, and it’s not unusual that a bear maker who labels herself “Donna And The Bears” should have a penchant for Peter and his cousins.