Monday, January 27, 2014

Thanks Teddy Bear Times!!

Thanks so much to the folks at Teddy Bear Times for including me in their recent issue! They used many of my photos and I so appreciate the time and effort that went into the piece!
I'm still hoping to get to a teddy bear show "across the pond" one of these days so hopefully collectors there will recognize my little ones. Special thanks to Allison Croat for writing the lovely article!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

We're happy here! My son, Jason, had spinal fusion surgery on January 2nd, to repair a painful back. I'm glad to report that he is doing well. His dad, Kim, and I took turns staying with him during his hospital stay and he came home on Saturday. He has visiting nurses checking on his progress and a physical therapist should show up later today.
Take a look at the wonderful photo of Rocky above. For my birthday (day after Christmas) Jason gave me a Sony Cyber Shot which, if you haven't heard of it, is an 18.5 megapixel camera that you use in conjunction with an app on the iPhone. This photo was made in little more than Christmas tree lighting in our family room. Rocky is on the back of the couch and in the distance is the hall going to the front door. I am just amazed at the lighting and the detail of such a photo! Truly amazing. And it's tiny! smaller than the size of a tuna can. I'm sure you can find info online about this truly marvelous tool!! I'm sure I shall be using it for my bear photos - just imagine - Eighteen and a half megapixels!! My first digital camera had TWO!!
Please have a good thought or prayer for Jason's continued recovery. A most happy 2014 and love to all!