Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I have a plan, I've always had a plan! A plan of where I want to be and what I want to achieve, both professionally and personally. This plan changes and moves on as I get older, as my priorities change and my career ambition's are realised, the one thing stays the same is I want to be the very best I can be, the best daughter, the best friend, the colleague, the best bear artist etc, its been said many times that I have very high standards of what I expect from people but I'm most hard on myself, I always think "I can do better" and this year I will do better! I had a plan at the start of 2008 and I'm pleased to say that I can look back and think that 9 out of 10 things on my list were achieved! For 2009 I am looking for 10 out 10!

Ever since I started making bears seven years ago I have had achievement's that I've set my sights on, things that in my personal opinion make a bear maker into a bear artist! Getting into Hugglets, winning a BBAA, having pictures published in magazines, a bear on a front cover, exhibiting abroad (in 2007 and 2008 I was lucky enough to go to Germany and France) Well I've managed to bag myself all of the above and there's just a few that I've still yet to accomplish. A TOBY and a Golden Teddy award are top of my list for 2009! I have for so many years dreamed about holding that prestigious award in my hand, every time I enter I think oh this bear is not good enough, I am so disappointed with myself and think "I could of done so much better" and this year I feel the same, whatever I produce will not be good enough in my eyes I suppose until I win one, then I can't ague with myself anymore or beat myself up for not working harder! Anyway I just sent of my TOBY and Golden Teddy entry and now I just have to wait with my fingers and toes crossed that this year may just be my year!


  1. I'll cross all my crossables for you too! Good luck!

  2. Ahh thank you so much, its getting quite hard making bears with my fingers crossed ;-)


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