Thursday, May 13, 2010


The Golden Teddy Nominees have been announced for 2010. In previous years, an artist could only be nominated for one bear in a category. For some reason this year, more are allowed. I am totally overwhelmed and delighted to say that I have 5 nominations! Two in each of the under five inch categories - Hattie and Marc Andre, Flower Elf are in the undressed category and Beezer and Lady Buggly are in the dressed category - and one in the Tableau category called "Trimming the Tree."  So here are the Golden Boys and Girls!!
Thanks a million to
Teddy Bear Review and to the judges who selected by bears!


~da tigger~ said...

A huge congrats on so many Nominees Donna!! Such gorgeous creations.. I can see why they chose them. Being new to the teddy bear making world, I'm only just starting to hear about the Golden Teddy Nominees... when do the winners get announced??
Good luck!! :-)

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks so much! I believe the winners will be announced this fall - October 1-3 - at the Doll and Teddy Bear EXPO in Winston Salem, NC. Welcome to the world of Teddy Bear Making - I think you'll love it! The people - artists, collectors, suppliers, and press, are the best! Thanks so much for writing!!!

Ruth said...

This is phenomenal news Donna!! I am SO excited and happy for you - go you!!
Many , many Congratulations!
(and Hugs too :0) xxxx)

Elanor Clare Andrews said...

Massive Congratulations Donna, so well deserved.
Big Hugs
Elanor x

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks, Ruth! Though I don't think any of them hold a candle to your "Cherish." She is so beautiful - well designed and exquisitly executed. I just love that little dove. Of course, the photography to capture such tiny detail is out of this world!!!
Congratulation to you!!!

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks Elanor and to you too!! I can't wait to see you this summer and buy one of your treasures for my collection!!!

Carolyn said...

I am so excited for you Donna! Of course, I am very biased and think all of your bears should be winning awards. All of the ones nominated are just beautiful. Congratulations and best of luck!!

Big Bear Hugs,

Donna Griffin said...

Carolyn, that's so kind of you!! I certainly appreciate your encouragement. If it weren't for folks like you, I wouldn't be able to do this. I hope you are well and that you'll be going to TBAI this summer! I've just made arrangements to go recently as I thought I'd be involved with other activities earlier.
See you then!!
Big hugs to you!

Debora Hoffmann said...

Oh my goodness! Donna, you must be doing the happy dance times five! I'll join you! :-) Sooo thrilled for you--huge congratulations and hugs!

Donna Griffin said...

Actually, Debora, I had to sit down! The news was just overwhelming. At my age, too many happy dances could injure something!
Thanks for writing!! I appreciate your kind words.

MaryAnn Wills said...

- Congratulations Donna - I am so happy for you - way to go!!! Wishing you good luck with the next round -MaryAnn

Donna Griffin said...

Thank you so much, Mary Ann! I appreciate your kindness. Hope you're getting some Spring -like weather after this extended cold stuff!
Big hug,