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Yay, there ARE Artist bear lovers and creators on LJ!!
by Simon Maynard (xxasimont)
at December 2nd, 2006 (05:14 am)

current location: Djapana, Snake Valley, rural Victoria, Australia
current mood: happy
current song: Tonight I wanna cry- Keith Urban

Hooray, I went searching and couldn't believe that there weren't other bear makers (I don't classify myself as an Artist, I'm not that good, especially as I haven't made any for a few years now), I was almost going to start a communnity when I spotted this one hidden amongst all the ones for the other common meaning of 'bear'!
Simon here, although that's not the name I was known as when I was active in the teddy bear community as it was before I transitioned from female to male. I started making bears in about 1997, had a break for a few years from about the early year or two of this century, and just starting to get back into it again, now that I have more time.
A few small photos under a cut Me in 1959 aged 5 months with my first bearPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting and the same bear taken in 1998 Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
One of my 'own' bears, made to my own designPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Will post to my LJ and my profile page, as I know I have a lot of crafter friends, I"m sure some of them will love teddy bears!
teddy hugs