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Building Memories and Moments: BABW is a champ at creating bonds and bears. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Monday, 05 November 2012 15:29
Whoever came up with the idea of cutting two holes in a hat and adding a circle for a tail to protrude from a pair of blue jeans, I want to thank you. In fact, I want to tip my non-holed hat to you. You are a genius!

 
It’s Alive: Frankenweenie lives again with a laboratory’s worth of collectible parts! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:34

Many years ago, when I worked in children’s book publishing, we had a morning meeting where we were talking about trends. The movie “Ed Wood” had just opened, and I was smitten by it. When I brought up how enthusiastic I was about the black-and-white cinematography, the campy re-enactments of ultra bad movies, the charming performance of Johnny Depp, and the ragtag camaraderie of the characters and how it was infectious, my publisher looked at me like I was insane. (It wasn’t the first time I received such a bewildered death stare.) “That movie stinks,” he declared. “It’ll never go anywhere. It’s junk.”

 

 
Book Smart: The Yottoy company celebrates reading, writing, and wrapping your arms around both! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Monday, 08 October 2012 09:56

I’ve been lucky in a lot of aspects. No, I’ve never won the lottery or a major sweepstakes (I got exhausted from clicking on all the Publishers Clearing House e-mailed ultimatums), but I am fortunate that I’ve gotten to pursue two passions in my life: literature and collectibles.

 
An Artist’s Insight: Taking part in Online shows PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Friday, 28 September 2012 08:17

AnArtistsInsightHeaderTaking part in online shows is fun, but think of the great exposure. When you invite all your collectors along, so does every other artist. So your bear is bound to be in front of lots of people who may not already be following your work. Did you know it can help with your own Search Engine Optimization (SEO) too?

 

 
Bearing It All: From buttoned-up to unbuttoned and free, Bearington’s Teddies are just right. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Monday, 24 September 2012 08:21

Do you like bare bears or are you more partial toward clothed cubs? Interesting question to ponder. In my own hug, I tend to go toward the dressed designs. Perhaps it’s because of my affinity for dolls—and my own parochial-school upbringing that always required a complete head-to-toe uniform—I gravitate to the bears that are decked out in headbands, Mary Jane shoes, pinafores, and all other adorable outfits.

 
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