Where It All Began

Where It All Began

Published On: 11-19-2011 03:06am

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My shop name, teddiart, is a true reflection of who I am.  I am an art teacher. I love to paint and sew and I love teddy bears!

In addition to creating handmade items for brides, I also handpaint ornaments and children's stools, and my favorite subject matter for many of my ornaments and stools is teddy bears.  The name teddiart was given to me by my son, who at the time, was in grade school, but he couldn't have been more on target with naming my business! 

Actually, I don't remember which came first, my love of painting or my love of bears.   I have a pretty extensive teddy bear collection and I have inherited my kids' collections as well.  There is just something about a teddy bear, its expression, its fur, its personality, that just makes my heart melt.  My bears often pose for me and become soccer players, fairies, sailors and ballerinas on my ornaments and stools.  They sit atop my hutch on little chairs and benches, and on a wicker chest at the foot of my bed.  The ones dressed in Christmas attire make their appearance once a year on wooden chairs and sleds. 

Each one has a story to tell. Many of them are gifts from my husband and children, so they hold a very special place in my heart.

I plan on introducing some of my bears to you on ornaments and stools in my shop in the very near future!833


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