Welcome Bear Makers and Bear Artists,
This blog has been created for you, the future posts will be created by myself, Helen Gleeson, to assist and share with you what I have learned, answer your questions, and come along with you on your bear making and bear business journey. Please e-mail your questions and topic suggestions to me at [email protected].
Here is a little insight into my story – Life is packed! My passion is bear making. I am a bear artist, designer and creator of Bare Cub Designs.
I love creating and marketing in my bears. To share this enjoyment I began by offering patterns, kits and holding workshops. Having received many emails asking for advice on my signature style mink bears and their creation, I searched for options to offer the answers, most economically for my many international followers. Creating a pattern called Hershy and including a 150 photo step-by-step guide. Covering many aspects of bear making from beginner to advanced, I went on to create and bundle 12 patterns and 12 guides (electronically) called the Bear making guides. I have also authored Bear Basics and Beyond a beautiful and inspirational book covering bear making and an introduction to the bear artistry business.
Working full time as an Account Executive, I consult with business clients, advising them of technology they can leverage to gain market advantage. I believe this is possible for bear artists too. While we are artists, we are also business owners. There is more to an online business than simply having an online presence. To assist artists the way I have assisted bear makers, I have launched Easy ArtSpace and Easy ArtSpace Builder. Easy ArtSpace is a hub of content from branding to marketing your bear art business. Having had many artist advise me that they have no control over their website with a friend or family member doing this for them, or maintain their own site best they can but struggle with limitations. I have now created Easy ArtSpace Builder a website design and hosting package where artists can create professional well-branded websites easily and be in complete control of their art business.
I would like to invite you to send questions or topics you would like information on so I can ensure that this blog is your favourite. This will also be a new feature in Teddy Bear & Friends! I am very excited to be creating this for you and look forward to hearing from you. Please send me an e-mail at [email protected]