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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.

PJ’s and the Bear: Pajamas and teddy bears are a perfect fit! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 08:41

September is a month of conflicts for me. For every personal milestone, which is good and happy for me (my birthday, anniversary of when I started working, when I met my adopted daughter for the first time), there seems to be a shadow of sadness (my parents’ deaths, my favorite aunt’s passing away, 9/11). So, September is a month when I can feel alternately cheerful, thinking about the past events, or on edge (wondering if terrorism is, indeed, a part of the past).

An Artist's Insight: Airbrushing with Copic markers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helen Gleeson   
Friday, 24 August 2012 10:36

AnArtistsInsightHeaderCopic markers are a great brand of marker for bear artists. These markers come in many colors and are available with a brush tip, a double ended fine tip, and a broad tip which is suitable for airbrushing. In addition to a wide range of colors, you can also get a Copic blender, which allows you to blend the colors of other markers.


The Myth about Minnie: Did you know there’s a clever mouse behind Disney’s first teddy bear? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Monday, 20 August 2012 09:26

I know that a lot of women have enjoyed taking the late Helen Gurley Brown’s “Cosmo Quizzes” over the decades—and I admit I’ve answered some of those True or False/Multiple Choice outings with less than total honesty. I’ve circled “B” when I definitely was an “A,” or said “true” when it was undoubtedly the very opposite. However, I’ve never cheated when it comes to a Disney pop quiz or character survey.

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