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Back to blogging!

 After taking some time away from the blog and trying a couple different venues to show my art. I have decided to get back to the blog.
 My main hobby for over 10 years was making teddy bears. I truly loved making them and enjoyed so much the responses I would receive from my collectors. But it seemed that the market was saturated with bear artists. They seemed to evolve away from what my style was. The website where I sold many of them grew so much that the competition was overwhelming. Many artists from other countries. Albeit that the bears were to die for. I felt like my bears were being pushed aside for the "next generation." I have tried to sneak in a bear from time to time but my collectors have moved on or the prices are not what I use to get for them. But that's cool, I understand life is about change.  I do see some of my old teddy bear friends from back then that are still making and selling them. I guess maybe I just gave up to easy... Who knows. The change then moved me on to trying different crafts.
 I love to crochet. But since I had the accident with my arm, I find it that when I do something repetitive I have to do it in shifts. Give my arm a break for it tends to ache and become numb and tingly. I have so much yarn in my shop! I have boxes and dresser drawers overflowing. It's like opening the can with the snake when you open a drawer. Yarn pops up in your face ;)  I do have some items that I have crocheted that I plan on making available on this blog if anyone is interested.
 Wire wrapped jewelry-another passion. The competiton is pretty fierce there too.
 Then I discovered making pictures with torn scrapbook paper then painting it. I totally enjoyed doing this too. My daughter keeps telling me that I should make them again. I have some that I made that I can add to this blog too.
 So as of late I have discovered pyrography-wood burning. I am still in the learning stages of this newest adventure but I find it most enjoyable.
 Maybe some day I will get back into making the teddies. Who knows maybe sooner than later. I just know that there are many other crafts out there waiting for me to discover them. Hopefully I will find "the one" that  will stick with for a while.


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