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Gah! Why is it when I have something good to say, LJ goes on strike!!!?
Yesterday I wrote to 3 of the major Teddy Bear magazines to promote my work with Snowflake Bears. I got a reply from the editor at teddy Bear Scene today and she is going to incluce me in the March issue of the magazine! I still cannot believe it.
Thanks for getting in touch with me. I've had a look at your rat and mouse
and I honestly think they are very good. I'll be happy to use the picture in
our What's New pages in the March issue, on sale Feb. Also, I'm attaching
our Bear Artist Questionnaire to fill in if you like, then you can be the
subject of our regular 'In a Nutshell' feature in a few months. I'll need
you to supply me with 8 - 10 different images for the feature - digital is
fine as long as the resolution is high.
Can you give me some idea of price?
Very best wishes
It seems I have trudged for miles struggling with Snowflake, and I'm glad it's finally going to pay off. This has really given me the kick in the butt I needed (and deserved) and I can finally get myself into gear, I have a goal in sight:) She also included a questionnaire for me to complete to be in my own article in a few months time. I really hope that this is my big break, God only knows I need it!
TEDDY BEAR SCENE BEAR ARTIST QUESTIONNAIRE
1 Can you give us some background about yourself? (where you live, your early years, your family, pets etc)
2 How did you get drawn into the teddy bear world, and how long have you been making teddies?
3 Did you have any training in teddy bear making, dressmaking or related arts?
4 Is teddy making your sole occupation and, if not, what other work do you do?
5 From where do you draw inspiration when planning a new teddy design?
6 How long does it take to create an original teddy?
7 Has your design of teddies changed and developed over the years, and where do you see it going in the future?
8 Is there any aspect of teddy bear making that you particularly enjoy? And any that you particularly dislike?
9 Have you made one bear that is more special to you than any other?
10 What materials and methods do you use to make your teddies? And what sizes do you favour?
11 How did your bear business get its name?
12 Do you have a special room or study designated as your work room?
13 If you work from home, do you also have a family to care for?
14 Do you dress your teddies?
15 Do you specialise in any type of teddy, e.g. period, character, realistic?
16 Have you sold any of your bears overseas?
17 Have your ever entered your teddies for any awards and if so, have they been nominated or won prizes?
18 Do you like getting feedback about your bears from collectors? Do you have any anecdotes about something special that happened to you through teddies?
19 Do you have a teddy collection of your own? If so, can you mention a few of your favourites?
20 Do you have time for any other hobbies?
21 Is there anything further about yourself that you would like to add?
22 Would you be willing to provide a bear as a competition prize to accompany the feature about yourself? (This is not obligatory - we have simply found that a competition focuses the readers’ attention on the feature)
The scary thing now is that I'll have to get some serious work done to get some photos send off to her. If only Melanie had managed to get some images done of the bears I gave her to sell, I really wish my own camera wan't so damn tempramental in important situations!
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