Joined Jul 25 2010
SANTEE, CA. USA
Your Full Name
orothy Galen Stuhr
Location / Country
Are you a Doll or Teddy bear artist or maker?
If you are an artist or bear maker what type of bears do you design and make?
I make smallish, multicolored teddy bears, I use mohair, wool and glass eyes that I paint. I like one of the pupils(in the eyes) to be gazeing off in a different direction. I can't explain why but I do. (Remember Marty Feldmen in "Young Frankinstein?) I felt a soft cashmere wool for the arms and legs and dye my own combination of colors. They are a bit odd looking, and old looking, yet modern too. Their heads are bigger than their bodies, I started doing that about 9 years ago, when I felt constricted by the popular image of cute and beautiful. I think mine are cute but in a ugly, homely way. I hope all this makes sense, because sometimes I don't.
How long have you made bears or dolls?
Are you a Teddy Bear collector?
How many Teddy Bears does your hug hold?
six dear ones.
What attracts you to a new Teddy Bear the most?
Describe what your dream Teddy Bear would be and look like.
Small and gold with a blue bow and brown eyes that know me, since this is a dream teddy my mom would be holding him out to me and she would nestle him in my arms. I would feel loved inside and out.
Are you a Doll Collector?
How many Dolls does your collection hold?
I have several broken
What attracts you to a new Doll the most?
I am intrigued with dolls, but have never collected them.
Describe what your dream Doll would be and look like.
A rag doll, homemade and simple.
Describe when and why you started to collect Dolls or Teddy Bears.
When my mom passed, well actually before she passed. She had cancer and I bought her a soft Gund bear to hold. When it became clear she wouldn't make it and only had a few weeks left, I sat on her bed with her and broke the news giving her the bear to hold as I did. We cried. Months later I went to the Linda Mullins Show in San Diego for a bear to comfort me. I would like to add that Mom bought a little gold Steiff bear when she was pregnant with me and that bear has been with me ever since.
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