The bear and ragged staff is the emblem of the fine county of Warwickshire and is a much under used symbol of the area. A while back, I did some work with Warwickshire County Council on using the bear as a mascot for their various youth schemes. But they never went with it. You can find out the coat of arms' history here if you want.
Being the illustrator extraordinaire and wondrous wordsmith that I am, I will endeavor to entertain you through the pages of this blog. I am still not sure if there will be any point to my ramblings but I feel that it has to be done so I am doing it. May God have mercy on all our adorable souls.