Monday, September 20, 2010


09.20.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

The teddy bear - a time honored, warm and snuggly, irreplaceable stuffed animal that brings comfort and joy in spite of (or maybe because of) its condition. A relative rarity, there's quite a history to this ubiquitous guy. His popularity is maintained, in part, because of the flexibility to personalize - add a ribbon or other 'accessory', select a color and size...there's even a business to 'build a bear'.

Individualizing, 'making it your way', and personalizing has taken on new meaning in today's Photoshop world. Our uniqueness demands appreciation and value - if only by one's self and similar community. Thankfully, we have the freedom to create our own footprint - now, we just need to do so wisely. Naples, FL