I admit I have not participated in many of the wonderful competitions available to teddy bear artists. However, after some gentle persuasion from my collectors, I have promised to do better in the future. It is a warm and fuzzy feeling when one of my bears has been nominated or written about and I am happy to share the honors and articles with you. For those who have voted for my work in past competitions, I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I don't take such things lightly so you have my eternal gratitude.