My first name is “Calvina” pronounced as “Calvanna”. My husband and I live in a small town in Washington State in the US.
I have been “creating” things as long as I can remember. My hands have always found something to make and my mother was always positive that I could accomplish whatever I had set out to do.
I have always dabbled in a variety of arts and crafts and I love the challenge of learning something new or just experimenting with different materials and techniques. For the last 11 years though, I have focused mainly on the craft of making Miniature Artist Teddy Bears. My bears have had the privilege of being featured in Teddy Bear and Friends® magazine and a few of my photos of bears have been published in Teddy Bear Scene® . The majority of my bears have been sold on ebay.
While making mini teddy bears has occupied the bigger part of my creative life I have wanted for the last year to get away from just “producing” bears to enjoying once again the creative process of creating new things.
I decided that in 2007, I would endeavor to slow down my “production mentality”, find pleasure in even small acts of creativity like straightening my Craft/Studio, and take the time to dabble in other artistic interests.
In short, I want to live more creatively…a little bit each day.