Monday, January 17, 2011

Flubs, Errors, Goofs & Do-Overs

I remember when I was grade school age, the kids in the neighborhood often got together to play kick ball. It was fun and if you were playing with some really good friends, sometimes they would allow you a do-over. For instance, if it was your first time up to kick and you missed, they would say it was okay that you could do it over. Try again. All is forgiven.

Out with the old, in with the new . . .


It'll be just like starting over, starting over . . .

On Saturday, I was looking at one of my boxes and realized that it just wasn’t working – I had somehow let the idea, which I was very keen on, influence my judgment on the quality of the work. It was then that I knew I would forever feel a little bit sorry if I let it go into the world with less than what I thought was possible. It was with much regret that I had to say goodbye to all the time I had invested. For a brief moment I considered just giving up on the whole thing but I liked the idea so much that I decided to start over.


It'll be just like starting over, starting over . . .

It is a little bit easier the second time around because most of the decisions have been made. I just have to put it all together better – I hope. I hope it will be better. We shall see.  They say that you learn more from your mistakes so I’m expecting to be smarter any time now. Still waiting. Anywho . . .

My goal is to be ready for two upcoming shows. One is Hugglets Winter Bearfest at the end of February and the other is Teddies Worldwide Blooming Online Show in March. Information on either of these can be found by clicking the show listings on the right side of this blog.

Wednesday brings Part Two of a Collector’s View on Teddy Bear Shows. I hope to see you then!



  1. Good luck with the redo - I;m sure it will be wonderful !!!

  2. Your second attempt will be wonderful. We have confidence in you! (o:


  3. Good for you. Keep on trying to get it the way you want it. I would love to go exhibit at Hugglets someday! Is this your first time? Enjoy the creative process in getting ready for your shows. I'm working away on my show bears for the online show.

    Blessings to you today!

  4. Can't wait to see what you bring to London. My tickets are all booked for the train down :o) How long are you over here for?

  5. I've just caught up on your last few posts...I love watching your creations coming together..loved hearing about the trip and how you left someone important behind..
    Mama Bear


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