This post is the result of opening the closet door. One of the closet doors in my studio to be more specific. I went in for an old notebook where I keep past records to see if I could get some information on a teddy bear I made several years ago.
Of course, that 5 minute research project turned into a trip down memory lane. I turned to some pages from 2001 and realized that I held my very first Internet show in November of that year. It was a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, figure-it-out-as-you-go kind of project. Who knew what it would turn into way back then?
At the time, it just seemed like the best way to keep in touch with some of my favorite people in the bear world that I would not be able to visit with that year. Lo and behold, it turned into a ‘thing’.
Now it is the eve, or should I say very early morning of, my 18th Internet show. I can hardly believe it.
Here’s a photo of one of my favorite bears from that show.
I would tell you his name but it would require pulling out the notebook again. And really, isn’t that how this whole thing got started? I think I’ll just say goodnight or good morning. At this point, either one would be appropriate.