Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Welcome to my very first post on my very first blog. Since I don't yet have my own website, blogging seemed to be the best way to begin establishing myself in the world of teddy bear artists and collectors.

I recently joined an online forum called Teddy Talk made up of a group of collectors, artists and people who just love teddy bears. I've found great support and friendship with this group and they are always willing to answer any questions I might have.

As is my nature, I fretted over whether to blog or not to blog, but, holding my breath, I have jumped into this new arena, at least it's very new for me, and I hope you'll visit often as I learn my way around and develop a focus for my blog. I'm pretty sure my son, Joseph, a student at the University of Chicago, will read my blog as he tells me he may not have to call home so often.

I must acknowledge and thank Lisa of Twin Cubs, one of my TT friends, who offered to help me get started. She not only helped, she created the wonderful heading you see at the top of the page. Thank you so much, Lisa! Without your help I would probably have become too frustrated to continue.

In addition to Joseph, I have a daughter, Ashley, and I live with Allyn, my husband of 35 years, and our three Scottish Terriers, Talullah Belle, Emma Jane and Harley MacDavidson. Allyn and I have lived in the Southern California desert for 17 years which I find amazing as we only intended to stay in the desert a few years. Ashley teaches middle school in the San Francisco Bay area and she will be graduating from the University of San Francisco this Friday evening with a MA in Education and an administrative certificate. We are so proud of her.

Thanks for taking a look; I hope you'll stop by often.


Lisa of Twin Cubs said...

You are so welcome Marlys!

Wow, three Scotties! I just love them they are so cute. Can't wait to see a picture of them here.

Congrats on your first post!!!

Anonymous said...

Mommala! I'm pretty darned impressed... whodda thought all that digital equipment, mohair, and air gun would have (finally) come to this -- your very own bog?! Is it too much to hope that you'll actually start posting photos of your dozens of teddies?

Melanie Jayne said...

Hi Marlys

I am so pleased that you decided to become a blogger and your blog looks great too as do your children.

It is also very nice to read a little more about you and your creativity.

I wish all the best in this new and exciting venture and heaps of love
Melanie Jayne

Krista Griffiths said...

Hello Marlys!!! Welcome to the Blog wagon!! It is great to see you up and writing, and can't wait to see more adorable Waggle Bears!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Marlys, Thanks for adding my link to your blog, I agree that Lisa is special she has a generous heart. I'll add you to my blog too.
Good Luck, Dorothy (teddy-folk)