Welcome to A Paper Bear!


Hello and welcome to my new blog!  If you were a follower of my art at http://amanwhocrafts.blogspot.com welcome to my new blog, A Paper Bear.  A Paper Bear uses my own art for backgrounds and header.   I like that I can change headers and background, because I get bored easily.  I could not do that at blogspot.  I wanted to kick my art up a notch.   So here we are enjoy!  Thank you to those that have been waiting a while for this to start.  I wanted to learn a few things to make this more upscale and professional and that took a while.  Thank you for your understanding.

This new blog would not have happened if not had been for the “urging” of Ms. Orly Avineri.  You are a wonderful teacher and friend Orly.  Also responsible is Orly’s wonderful, creative and brilliant son Ilan.  He designed this blog for me.  He really is incredible.  If you’d like to design your own blog contact me and I can put you in touch with him.

This spread is part 2 of My Personal Maps series.  For those of you that might be wondering what kind of journal I use is an 11.5 inch X 16.5 inch Moleskine from Amazon.  Yes it is a giant. I love it.  Again, Orly kept urging me, “go bigger”  so this is what I ended up with.  One downside to having a journal this size is you can’t find a scanner big enough to handle this bubba…  If you know of a scanner big enough let me know.

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  1. Orly August 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    ALL is quite fanciful: header, background and this beautiful first entry. How exciting! It’s so pleasant to be here, there is a warm atmosphere, a bit of mystery and intrigue…I am looking forward with anticipation to see what’s comes to play here on your new blog.
    Have much fun, creating, discovering new ways to be the awesome you!

  2. Michelle Ward August 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Looks good Brian! Thanks for the heads up – I will bookmark this new blog and come by often!

  3. Dori August 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    This looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing how it develops. Your journal pages are always intriguing. Good luck to you in this new venture.

  4. judy Wise August 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is all amazing and beautiful. If you build it we will come. (hugs)

  5. kelly August 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Huge congrats! The new blog is fabulous!!!! 🙂

  6. Seth August 27, 2010 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Congratulations Brian. The new site looks great. I will look forward to your new postings!

  7. Patty August 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful blog layout not to meantion your gorgeous spread. I have you bookmarked and look forwart to your new entries.

  8. Mary August 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I like wordpress…Welcome! I found out about you over at Kelly’s blog…I’ll check back and see what you post here…cheers…

  9. patsy August 29, 2010 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Super! I always thought though that you could change banners and background at blogger! Followed you in your old blog, will follow you here also! I don’t see a follow button yet, but will add you to my bloglist.

  10. Mina August 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Lovely! Congrats on the new location and new looks! I’ve been following your old blog, so I’ll follow here as well, of course. I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about WordPress. Have fun!

  11. pearlandroses August 31, 2010 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Beautiful new blog and beautiful spread. Congratulations.

  12. Sherry Ball Schoenfeldt September 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    looks good & I’ll go change my reader so it finds your new blog instead of your old one. (I hate to tell you this after-the-fact, but you can change your background & header in blogger/blogspot – several of us use our own art.)

    • apaperbear September 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the post Sherry. My friend Orly pursuaded me to switch over. 😉

  13. Bleubeard and Elizabeth September 13, 2010 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Well, I finally figured out how to leave a comment on this blog. I’ve been here several times and like the ditz that I am, I couldn’t figure out the beautiful rusty looking box is where to leave a comment.

    Thanks for all the comments you have left at my blog over the past several weeks. I am truly impressed with your background and header. It’s an awesome start and I will be delighted to add you to my sidebar if that’s OK.

    Now to figure out how to send this message and all will be right with the world!

  14. shona cole September 15, 2010 at 6:28 am - Reply

    excellent artwork, I hope you post more!

    Shona cole

  15. rivergardenstudio October 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Dear paperbear, I am back to say I am still loving your new blog. And thank you for putting my name on your blogroll, I was surprised and excited to see it there! roxann

    • rivergardenstudio October 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      my name is actually supposed to have an e at the end… just going to fast this morning… roxanne

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