While I was in France I met a lovely and talented bear artist called Christelle she makes fantastic traditional bears under the name of Lin Ours http://www.lin-ours.com/
Christelle won the Great Bear Award and I was so pleased for her, she really deserved it and was so gracious about winning too. Christelle's daughter is an avid collector and she fell in love with one of my bears, "Roux" named after Johnny Depps character in the film Chocolat. Christelle brought this bear for her daughter who was so pleased she walked around the show with "Roux" on her arm all day! Christelle told me her daughter is developing quite an eye for artist bears and has a very clear idea of what she likes and dislikes and I am very honored that my bear was chosen by Elisa.
Elisa, Roux and me!