Recently, I watched the movie, Ted, which is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time. If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly suggest you go watch it (and skip watching Magic Mike boo). The premise is about John, 35 year old guy and his friendship with his fave stuffed animal, Ted, who just happens to be a talking teddy bear. Ted has been John’s best friend since he was a kid and their friendship is a bond that can’t be broken.
I know so many people can relate to this story because we’ve all had that stuffed friend that we had when we were kids and we slept with it every night. Maybe you still sleep with it every night…all good…I don’t judge. =) But most people can remember their stuffed friend that was loved so much that the fur was worn down, an eye was missing, the arm was hanging on by a thread or maybe stuffing was starting to come out. There’s no words to describe how much you loved that little plush.
Recently an artist named Grumpy Bert was doing a call out for people to submit photos and stories about their favorite plush toys for his show Plush Stories: These Plush of Mine. Of course, I couldn’t resist showcasing my own favorite plush, Manny T, and my photo/story was chosen and is currently on display in Brooklyn! =) Very exciting! Grumpy Bert held an opening reception for all of the folks that also had their photos/stories on display. He even invited everyone to bring their plushes to the reception. I was so honored to be a part of this show and it was so touching to see others’ photos and their very personal stories. There were stories submitted from all over the world and everyone showed how much they truly loved their plushes. Here are photos from the show, including my photo and story of Manny T!
I am very honored to be a part of this display. The photos and stories will be on display until August 5th at the Dekalb Market in Brooklyn, New York. Here are some photos that Grumpy Bert posted on his blog: Grumpy Bert Blog. Thanks Grumpy Bert for putting on such a fun show!
Check it out and if you are in the NY area, please do stop by Grumpy Bert’s shop to see ll of the photos on display. And bring your favorite stuffed friend too! Or leave a comment and tell me all about your favorite plush!